Postpartum Anxiety & Depression

While you may feel alone, postpartum depression (PPD) is very common for new mothers to experience. 1 in 7 women suffer from PPD following childbirth, and postpartum anxiety is even more common.

It can seem scary to seek support when dealing with postpartum anxiety or depression, but Woodburn Pediatric is here to help. Our Portland-area clinic’s experienced pediatric care professionals know the signs of postpartum depression, and can help you find the help you need.

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How to Deal with Postpartum Depression

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Symptoms of postpartum depression can include feelings of anger or irritability, thoughts of harming your child or yourself, sadness, or hopelessness. Postpartum anxiety can often manifest as irritability, paranoia, or obsessiveness. It is important to know that these symptoms are temporary and treatable with professional care.

You are not alone and are not to blame if you are experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety. Learn more about postpartum depression and anxiety on the Postpartum Support Network, or contact Woodburn Pediatric and start feeling like you again.