Postpartum Support Charleston
Postpartum depression is defined as the emotional and physical reactions occurring any time within the first year after the birth of a baby and is characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness and discouragement. It is an incredibly difficult time for a mother and her family. The good news is this condition is treatable and temporary.
Postpartum Support Charleston is all about supporting women with PPD and helping them find healing and happiness. We work to educate the medical community and the public in general about this illness, its symptoms and the treatment.
Women should not have to suffer in silence. They should not be ashamed or feel they are bad mothers. More than 15 percent of all women experience some kind of mood disorder after giving birth. That means hundreds of thousands of women are going through the same struggles.
Reach out – we’re here to help.
Symptoms of PPD may include:
- Feelings of anger or irritability
- Lack of interest in the baby
- Appetite and sleep disturbance
- Crying and sadness
- Feelings of guilt, shame or hopelessness
- Loss of interest, joy or pleasure in things you used to enjoy
- Possible thoughts of harming the baby or yourself