Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Depression During and After Pregnancy

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This fact sheet from the Office on Women’s Health, U.S.

New Jersey Family Health Helpline

This free hotline operates 24/7 and is available anywhere in New Jersey. Trained telephone counselors provide information and referrals for health screening and treatment.

New Jersey Postpartum Depression Support Groups

Postpartum Depression support groups can be found in all counties in New Jersey.  These groups are provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.  This includes help for expecting and new moms and miscarriage.

NJ Parent Helpers

We are a team of compassionate specialists who provide "non-medical" and "at home" companion service to assist people of all ages - seniors, elderly, homebound, injured, children.  Our companions are screened and trained before placement with background checks.  (732) 400-7833.  Our services include:

  • Incidental Transportation
  • Pick up Services for Prescriptions
  • Grocery Shopping & Errands
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication Reminders
  • Linen Changing
  • Bed Making
  • Grooming, Dressing, Mouth/Denture Care
  • Newborn and Postpartum Assistance
  • Baby Sitting (from potty trained up to 12 years old)
  • Social Interaction and other activites of daily living

Perinatal Mood Disorders

The entire period of pregnancy up to one year after delivery is described as the perinatal period.  Most women experience some mixed feelings during and after childbirth, which gradually diminish.

Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help

This article provides information and further resources, courtesy of the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International’s goal is to increase awareness about the emotional changes women experience during pregnancy and during the postpartum period.  This international organization provides support through its toll-free helpline, online support groups, and network of local support gr

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