What does perinatal mean?
Perinatal means the period “all around” birth. We use it to mean the period of time all throughout pregnancy as well as the baby’s first year.
How is this different than the “baby blues?”
Most new mothers – experts estimate about 80% — experience mood swings and weepiness during the first 2-3 weeks after giving birth. Sometimes called “the baby blues”, this is a normal adjustment period and resolves without any medical assistance.
- Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum
- Anxiety during Pregnancy and Postpartum
- Pregnancy or Postpartum OCD
- Postpartum Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Mood Disorder in Pregnancy or Postpartum
- Pregnancy Psychosis
1 in 7 Moms and 1 in 10 Dads suffer from postpartum depression
(info from postpartum.net)
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- Call or Text our HelpLine
You are not alone and you are not to blame. PSI is here to help. You will get better.
Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.
- St. Francis – contact: Jan Link, MS, LMFT, LCSW, LCAC at 317-782-6503
- Indiana University Health – contact: Tracey McInnes at 317-962-8191