How do I know if I have Post Partum Depression?
For most women, having a baby is an exciting time. Yet, after childbirth, many mothers feel sad, angry, afraid or anxious. Most new mothers have these feelings in a mild form called postpartum blues. This is a passing state of heightened emotions. About 10% of new mothers have a more serious condition called post partum depression (PPD). PPD is more serious and lasts longer. Women with PPD have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, tearfulness, fatigue, suicidal thoughts or impaired concentration. PPD often requires counseling and treatment. PPD can occur anytime after birth.
Women First is very fortunate to have a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that evaluates patients in the comfort of our office. Donna Huber has worked in the mental health field for 15 years. She specializes in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders, as well as other concerns, such as depression, stress, relationship difficulties, grief and loss and PTSD. Donna accepts insurance. An appointment can be scheduled by calling her directly at (502) 550-7718. or request an appointment