What causes anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the first year postpartum is still not fully understood. There are several factors that might increase a mom’s risk of experiencing a maternal mood disorder, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, bipolar, or psychosis—click here to download our free self-assessment quiz. (NOTE: Our self-assessment quiz is not meant as a diagnostic tool, but it may be useful to start a conversation with your OB, midwife, pediatrician or therapist if you’re worried about any of the symptoms you’re experiencing.)
Please remember that this is not your fault. There is nothing you did or didn’t do to cause this. With help, this is treatable and you will feel like yourself again.
Risk Factors include: