Are You At Risk For Postpartum Anxiety Or Depression? Take The Quiz


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Up to 20% of pregnant and new moms experience depression or anxiety.

Yes, it’s that common!

No one can say for definite that having specific stresses or experiences in your life, or perhaps having certain personality traits, causes postpartum anxiety or depression but we do know that there are quite a few factors that can increase your risk.

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Other articles by Dr. Allen you may be interested in:

The Facts About Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety

The Truth About Depression During Pregnancy

Is It Postpartum Depression or Something Else?

When Your Childbirth Experience Wasn’t What You Hoped For

Click to read more articles on  Dr. Allen’s Pregnancy & Postpartum Blog


Download my FREE Guide To Pregnancy & Postpartum Stress, Anxiety & Depression. It is full of information about symptoms, different types of maternal mood disorders and advice about what to do to start feeling like yourself again.

Dr. Sarah Allen has 25+ years experience helping women transition to being the mom they want to be. She is also the Director of the Postpartum Depression Alliance of IL, a non-profit she started 20 years ago that offers information and support to pregnant and postpartum moms and their families.

She has published research on postpartum depression and PTSD after traumatic childbirth and presented at conferences about her work with new moms. You can read her biography here About Sarah or read articles she has been interviewed for here Media Interviews

Dr. Allen sees clients via telephone or video counseling in Illinois and Florida .

If you are experiencing symptoms of either anxiety, depression or obsessional thoughts it isn’t something you have done wrong, or something that’s wrong with you and you certainly needn’t blame yourself for feeling this way. It’s just, for a variety of reasons, the childbearing years are the most likely time in a women’s life to experience a mental health issue.

The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. Please call me or consult your own health care provider for individual advice regarding your specific situation and needs.

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