During pregnancy, it is natural for women to experience changes in their feelings or mood. While mood changes are common some mood symptoms become severe enough to require treatment. If feelings of depression or anxiety persists for a few weeks or interfere with daily activities, it is time to get help. Anxiety and depression during pregnancy can worsen and continue into postpartum.
If you're experiencing the signs of postpartum depression, contact PinnacleHealth Psychological Associates at 717-231-8360 or crisis intervention in your county:
You can also contact Postpartum Support International (PSI) coordinators. PSI provides support, encouragement and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression. Visit or call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) for local help.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HARM YOURSELF OR YOUR BABY, CALL YOUR health care PROVIDER, 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
This assessment asks you questions to help you figure out your risk for prenatal depression.
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