Symptoms"I haven't been myself since my baby was born...
What's wrong with me?...I feel like I'm going crazy!
Will this ever end?"
Postpartum depression is a real illness that affects 2 in 10 women after the birth of a child. Symptoms include:
+ frequent crying
+ sleep disturbances (insomnia/excessive sleeping)
+ appetite disturbances
+ anxiety/panic attacks
+ feelings of anger/irritability
+ overconcern/underconcern for baby
+ intrusive repetitive thoughts or mental pictures
+ reliving past trauma
+ feelings of guilt and worthlessness
+ feeling overwhelmed/unable to cope
+ loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed
+ fear of harming baby or yourself
If you believe you or someone you know is suffering from postpartum depression, there is help available.
You are not alone! We offer FREE healthcare referrals, educational pamphlets, support group referrals and much more.
Toll-free State-wide Helpline 855-631-0001 or 631-422-2255 (Hablamos Español) available Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, with additional support from the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s trained volunteer Moms on Call and Family Support from 9am-9pm.
Our website provides 24/7 access to educational information in print, media coverage, suggested books, additional internet resources, events, volunteer opportunities. Our FREE Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders State-Wide Resource Directory is available on-line or maybe downloaded and printed for your convenience. This directory is updated monthly.