Emotional Health and Support

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MENTAL HEALTH – how we feel about life, cope, and value ourselves is essential to overall good health. Anyone who has feelings of worry, sadness, or stress that do not go away or that interfere with daily life should get help. Talk with a health care professional about these feelings and treatment options. Reduce the stress in your life. Too much stress can cause problems before, during, and after pregnancy.

For more information visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html.

MDCH Mental Health section

Mental Health Support

Postpartum depression (also called PPD) is a kind of depression that some women get after having a baby. PPD is strong feelings of sadness that last for a long time. These feelings can make it hard for you to take care of your baby.

Learn more about PPD (Post Partem Depression) and helpful resources.

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