Postpartum illness can affect up to 8 out of 10 new mothers, to varying degrees of severity. Postpartum Depression is thought to be triggered by the rapid change in hormone levels experienced after labor, as well as extreme exhaustion.
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The Association for Post Natal Illness
Information and advice from the UK charity. Includes available leaflets and newsletter.
Baby Blues Connection
Volunteer association providing information, resources and phone support to postpartum mothers.
BeyondBlue : National Postnatal Depression Program
This program aims to research and prevent postnatal depression within Australia.
Center for Postpartum Health
Addresses the pregnancy and birth needs of women and their families, before and after delivery, particularly as it pertains to the development of depression and other mood disorders.
The Functions of Postpartum Depression
A research article proposing an evolutionary function for postpartum depression.
An international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing. Website of the Australasian Branch.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal Psychiatry Program
A women's mental health center dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorder associated with female reproductive function.
A site attempting to raise awareness about postpartum psychosis and depression.
Identifying and dealing with postpartum blues, serious depression and psychosis.
Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis
One woman's account of her decent into and back out of postpartum depression and anxiety.
Postpartum Stress Center
Information on postpartum depression, including diagnosis and self help and message boards.
Postpartum Support International
A self-help support network, research guide and international bibliography. Includes a self-assessment test.
PPD Support Page
Offering peer support and resources to people dealing with postpartum mood disorders.
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Post Natal Depression
Patient information leaflet can also be downloaded as a PDF document.
The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation, Inc
Providing information and support to women suffering from postpartum depression. Includes medical resources and treatment information.
Understanding Postnatal Depression
Information and tips for mothers and families affected by PND, compiled by a mother who has experienced the illness herself. Provides two forums for sharing experiences and support.
American RadioWorks - Suffering For Two
Addresses the issues of treating or not treating women with antidepressants during and after pregnancy. Transcript available. [7:32 Realaudio broadcast] (August 01, 2004)