One in Nine
In the US, about 1 in 9 moms suffers from postpartum depression (PPD).
PPD can affect any mom, regardless of her age, number of kids, ethnicity, marital status, or income.
It can happen to you even when you don’t expect it
There are many factors that are thought to contribute to the symptoms of PPD, but the exact cause is unknown. Some of these factors are hormone levels that rise in your body gradually during pregnancy and then drop significantly after birth, increased stressors, and changes that occur when different parts of the brain don't communicate well.
PPD can affect more than just mom
Relationship with your partner
PPD can have a negative impact on your relationship with your partner. It can even influence your partner’s mental health. In fact, there’s about a 2x higher risk of depression for those whose partners experience PPD symptoms.
Experiencing symptoms of PPD can have a long-term impact on your child’s development.