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.
Addresses the issues of treating or not treating women with antidepressants during and after pregnancy. Transcript available. [7:32 Realaudio broadcast]
Volunteer association providing information, resources and phone support to postpartum mothers.
This program aims to research and prevent postnatal depression within Australia.
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.
An international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing. Website of the Australasian Branch.
A site attempting to raise awareness about postpartum psychosis and depression.
A Postnatal Depression (PND) video and CD ROM for health care professionals and parents dealing with the postnatal depression and its effects. Produced by PND counsellor, Liz Wise.
Information, stories and support forum.
Identifying and dealing with postpartum blues, serious depression and psychosis.
One woman's account of her decent into and back out of postpartum depression and anxiety.
An informational site by a mother who has suffered from PPD and is currently collecting personal experience stories in order to compile a book about a range of postpartum mood disorders.
Information on postpartum depression, including diagnosis and self help and message boards.
A self-help support network, research guide and international bibliography. Includes a self-assessment test.
Offering peer support and resources to people dealing with postpartum mood disorders.
Patient information leaflet can also be downloaded as a PDF document.
Information and advice from the UK charity. Includes available leaflets and newsletter.
A research article proposing an evolutionary function for postpartum depression.
A women's mental health center dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorder associated with female reproductive function.
Providing information and support to women suffering from postpartum depression. Includes medical resources and treatment information.
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.
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