Postpartum Depression

"Take control of your postpartum symptoms."

Approximately 20% of new mothers experience symptoms of postpartum depression. After childbirth, many women experience extreme sadness, anxiety or exhaustion; making daily care activities difficult.

Symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Frequent crying
  • Negative feelings
  • Anxiousness and irritability
  • Hostility towards your baby
  • Extreme guilt
  • Lack of motivation

A number of women think the symptoms will disappear quickly; however, they can linger for months and even years. Not only does postpartum affect the new mothers, it also affects the newborn and the rest of the family.

At Touchette Regional Hospital, our experts are here to lend a helping hand and a listening ear. They will hear your problems out and establish an individualized treatment plan that’s suitable for your needs. This can include one-on-one counseling sessions, group sessions, prescribed medications or a combination of all three.

Don’t wait another day to start smiling again. The sooner you do, the sooner you will happily enjoy the early stages of your baby’s new life. As soon as you call us, you will wish you had done so sooner.

To learn about other available behavioral health services, click here.