Postpartum Depression

Everything you need to know about postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, and the baby blues. Learn how to spot the symptoms and major warning signs, and treatment options to get the help you need to rebalance your mood.

Quiz: Could You Be Exhibiting Symptoms of Postpartum Depression?

Having a baby is a joyous event for most women. After childbirth, however, more than 80 percent of women suffer from a mild form of sadness, fear, anger, or anxiety. But if those baby blues don't go away after a week or two, it may signal a more serious problem. Take our quiz and find out if you may be showing signs of postpartum depression.

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Postpartum Anxiety: The Other Baby Blues We Need to Talk About

It's not the baby blues and it's not postpartum depression--so, what is it? If you're feeling off after giving birth, you may be suffering from postpartum anxiety disorder.

Coping With Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

Psychiatrists who specialize in pregnancy and treatment options that can deliver relief can help expectant moms suffering from these mental health conditions.

Sad Dads: Science Says Men Suffer from Postpartum Depression, Too

Parents investigates an increasingly common condition called Paternal Postpartum Depression, one very few men can bring themselves to discuss.

Coping with Postpartum Depression

If you're feeling anxious or sad after baby, it could just be the "baby blues," but 10 to 20 percent of new moms experience postpartum depression. Learn about the symptoms of PPD and how it can be treated.

Could Postpartum Depression Happen to You?

What you can do if you're at high risk for developing PPD.

How Depression Affects Your Family

Moms who are depressed often suffer in silence -- but this common illness can also take a heavy toll on their children. That's why getting treated is more important than ever.

7 Post-Pregnancy Feelings No One Warns You About

Not sure what to expect after giving birth? Here are some post-pregnancy emotions we wish we'd known about!

Postpartum Depression: Postpartum Anxiety

Anxiety is normal in new moms, but sometimes it can reach an extreme known as postpartum anxiety. Dr. Judy Greene outlines the symptoms of postpartum anxiety and explains how you can seek treatment.

Ways to Prevent Postpartum Depression

Some 80 percent of new mothers experience severe mood swings, known as baby blues, and 10 percent suffer major postpartum depression (PPD) in the first year. Here are steps you can take now to safeguard your well-being after the baby is born.

13 Celebrity Moms Who Overcame Postpartum Depression

Repeat after us: If you're struggling with postpartum depression, you're not alone. While many women feel the 'baby blues' after delivery, it's estimated that up to 25 percent will have some form of more serious postpartum depression, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It's a scary time for most moms, and celeb moms are no different. From actresses to musicians and TV hosts, read these brave stories of celebrities who have spoken out about their postpartum depression.

The Pediatricians' Role in Postpartum Depression

New mothers who have severe postpartum depression may need to look no further than their new baby's doctor to get some help, a new study shows.

Postpartum Depression: Postpartum Depression vs. Baby Blues

Is it just the baby blues or something more serious? Dr. Judy Greene describes the difference between the baby blues and the symptoms of postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression: "I couldn't even talk... without crying."

Molly, a mom of two, started having postpartum depression symptoms, such as weight loss and exhaustion, right after she gave birth. In this video, she offers advice for women who are in a similar position.

Why We're Loving These Photos of Postpartum Moms

Thanks to #takebackpostpartum aimed at celebrating the post-baby body, a growing number of new moms are adding their voices to the chorus of self-acceptance.

Postpartum Depression: "It felt like I was sort of always on."

Amanda, mom to a 5-year-old son and a 2-1/2-year-old daughter, was overwhelmed and unable to settle in after the birth of her daughter. After seeking help, she was able to overcome her postpartum depression. Learn more about her story.

What Postpartum Depression Looks Like

One mom describes her experience navigating through postpartum depression after the birth of her child.

A Wall of Silence: When Mom Has Depression

When a mother is depressed, her children suffer too -- and more deeply than previously thought. It's key to recognize the symptoms and take steps to find a solution. Meet moms who spoke up, sought help, and overcame a condition that stood between their family and happiness.

Postpartum Depression: "I started having a lot of problems sleeping."

Stacey began noticing signs of postpartum depression, including sleep problems, 5 or 6 weeks after having her daughter. Two weeks after beginning treatment, Stacey realized she no longer felt anxious. Watch as she shares her story and offers advice to other moms.

Postpartum Depression: What Is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is more common than you may think. Dr. Judy Greene explains the symptoms of postpartum depression, from mild to severe, and also advises how new moms can seek treatment.

Just Show Up: A Love Story

For months, I felt no connection whatsoever to my newborn son. Then one day an idea took hold that changed everything.

Another Surprising Way Postpartum Depression Affects Moms

A new study finds another reason PPD is a serious matter for new moms.

Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

A talk show may not be a natural place to talk about postpartum depression, but thankfully that didn't stop Hayden Panettiere from sharing her story.

Hayden Panettiere Seeks Treatment for Postpartum Depression...Again

On the heels of her show "Nashville" being canceled, actress Hayden Panettiere is headed back to treatment for postpartum depression.

When a Baby Brings the Blues

In the weeks after our daughter was born, my wife sank into a deep postpartum depression. It was months before she could finally experience the joy of motherhood.