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Postpartum Mental

Health Handout

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It's on the way, mama!

For pregnant or postpartum

moms (and

their partners!)

Mom's Daily

Wellness Handout

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For all the exhausted & overstimulated

moms out there

It's on the way, mama!

Birth Trauma

Support Handout

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For moms who had a distressing pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience

It's on the way, mama!

Baby Blues vs. PMADs

Let It Out, Mama.


Crying and sadness is perfectly normal after pregnancy and birth.

So is feeling irritable, having mood swings, withdrawing socially, and seeing a dip in your energy or motivation.

Sometimes, however, these issues don't go away on their own.

With Help, You Can Get Better.

The Baby Blues


The Baby Blues refer to hormonal and emotional changes that occur shortly after giving birth. During this time, hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels which can interfere with emotional regulation. The Baby Blues are experienced by up to 80% of people who give birth, and symptoms typically resolve on their own within the first 2-3 weeks postpartum. If symptoms persist, it's possible that a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) is present.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) refer to symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychosis that are more severe and longer in duration than The Baby Blues. PMADs are experienced by up to 20% of people who give birth, and typically interfere with daily life. Symptoms can onset at any time during pregnancy throughout the first year postpartum, and may also impact non-birthing partners.

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Community & Local Resources

It Takes A Village


Root To Rise Counseling is proud to be connected with these local businesses and organizations who also serve the mothers and babies of our community:

Mommy's Bliss 360


Revival Chiropractic

Women's Care of Florida

InJoy Birth

Central Florida Postpartum Alliance

Postpartum Support International

AdventHealth for Women Baby Bunch

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