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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.
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.
It Takes A Village
Root To Rise Counseling is proud to work closely with these local businesses and organizations who also serve the mothers and babies of our community:
Central Florida Postpartum Alliance
Postpartum Support International