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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
As many as 30% of new mothers will develop a mental illness during pregnancy or up to 12 months after giving birth.
The baby blues affect 85% of new mothers and usually go away within a few days after giving birth. The symptoms are not severe and do not need treatment.
The symptoms of postpartum depression on the other hand include prolonged periods of emotional disturbance, occurring within the first year. If left untreated PPD can have significant consequences for both the new mother and family.