Monday, July 26, 2010

Many Shades of Blue--Resources for Postpartum Depression in Dayton Area

There are many postpartum depression resources for women and their families in the Dayton area. For current information, please contact Many Shades of Blue, the Dayton Area Perinatal Depression Resource and Support Network at 1-866-848-3163 or locally at 1-937-401-6844.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

March of Dimes site on depression during pregnancy

While most of us are aware of the occurrence of depression after pregnancy, many don't know that depression can suddenly occur during pregnancy as well. This is a good site that discusses depression occurring during pregnancy.

Resources for partners and family members

When someone is depressed, everyone in the family needs to learn new skills on how to cope and how to help others in the family cope. Here are a couple sites from Postpartum Support International that provide some input and resources for partners and other family members who love someone experiencing postpartum depression.

Patient Education Pamphlet

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publishes a short pamphlet that gives a general overview of depression in the postpartum period. This is a good starting point for those who are new to seeking information on this topic. Please click the link below.

Mayo Clinic site on postpartum depression

The Mayo Clinic has an excellent web site that has an extensive discussion of postpartum depression. Please click on the link below.

Postpartum depression and dads

Recent studies show that new dads can become depressed during the postpartum period as well as moms. Here is a link to a recent publication that briefly discusses the topic.

Useful information on postpartum depression.

The U.S. government has a number of good sites with information on depression during and after pregnancy. Here is one of the best.