Taking care of a newborn baby is not easy. It can be tiring, stressful, and overwhelming. Even though the birth of a child is often a joyful time, the thoughts, feelings and moods experienced may not be what new mothers have anticipated Postpartum depression is a serious problem that disrupts women's lives and can have negative effects on her baby.

  • 11 - 20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms

  • Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth

  • Only 15% of women receive professional treatment


Postpartum depression is thought to be caused by the sudden changes in hormones after childbirth. It is more likely to occur in women who have had previous depression.