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The difference between post-partum depression and the baby blues

Post-partum depression warning signs and resources for help. (ABC7)

While many mothers experience sadness after giving birth due to hormone shifts, they often dismiss post-partum depression as typical baby blues. But there’s a serious difference. Elizabeth Hawkes, a post-partum caregiver with Let Mommy Sleep, shared warning signs and resources for help. Julie Stanbridge, mother of two, also shared her personal struggle with post-partum depression and how she knew to get help. RESOURCES FOR HELP• WASHINGTON DC – PREGNANT AND NEW MOMS GROUP. CONTACT LYNNE MCINTYRE, 202-545-2061, INFO@POSTPARTUMSUPPORTDC.ORG• MANASSAS – PRINCE WILLIAM MEDICAL CENTER — HYLTON BIRTHING CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, 1ST AND 3RD FRIDAY MORNING, CONTACT NANCY SONNENBERG, 703-369-8649• ARLINGTON – VHC 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, JALYNN TIFFANY, 312-952-6438, JTIFFANY@POSTPARTUMVA.ORG• FAIRLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2ND AND 4TH EVENINGS, BETHANY VANDERBILT, ALEXANDRIA@POSTPARTUMVA.ORG• POSTPARTUM PROGRESS PRIVATE FORUM – MONITORED BY CLINICAL CASE WORKER SMARTPATIENTS.COM• REGROUP THERAPY PROVIDES INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SUPPORT VIA WEBCAM REGROUPTHERAPY.COM• LET MOMMY SLEEP

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