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Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders affect an estimated 20% of women. This page provides resources and tools to identify PMD and support those affected by it.

What is PMD?

Perinatal or Postpartum Mood Disorders (PMD) include:

· Depression

· Anxiety,

· PTSD, and

· Postpartum Psychosis

PMD can develop anytime during pregnancy or in the first year or after the birth of a baby.

Recent research has estimated that approximately 10% of fathers also experience postpartum depression.
When a partner has PMD, fathers are at much higher risk.

Symptoms Checklist
Resources for Health Care Providers and Patients