Is what I’m feeling normal new baby blues?

Is what I’m feeling normal new baby blues? Or is it depression? 

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month at The Crossing

Childbirth can be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but for some women, as many as 1 in 7, the transition into motherhood brings sadness, anxiety, depression, and difficulty sleeping.

We want you to know “you are not alone.” We have information and support that can help you. Don’t wonder and suffer silently.

Call 920-973- 4357 to schedule to come see us. We can help.

How can you tell if what you’re feeling is serious – Are you at risk?

Here are some questions that might help you assess what you’re feeling. How many of these apply to you?

It’s hard for me to ask for help. I usually take care of myself.

Before my periods, I usually get sad, angry or cranky.

I’ve been depressed or anxious in the past.

I have been depressed or anxious when I’m pregnant.

My mother, sister or aunt was depressed or very nervous after her baby was born.

Sometimes I can’t sleep, have lots of ideas and it’s hard to slow down.

My family is far away and I feel lonely.

I don’t have many friends nearby that I can rely on.

I am pregnant now and don’t feel happy about it.

I don’t have the money, food or housing that I need.

If you identify with two or more of these statements, you might be at risk for depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. With help, all of these symptoms are temporary and treatable. Call us.