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Perinatal Depression & Your Health and Wellness

Couple holding their newborn baby, looking at them, smiling. Are you feeling sad or anxious, crying more than usual or feel like you are not bonding with your baby? Any mom can experience symptoms of perinatal depression. Some moms may be more prone to experience depression based on many factors, including genetics.  

If you or someone you know has symptoms of postpartum depression, it's important to reach out. Let your partner or a loved one know and talk to them. Call Your Life Iowa to get connected to caring professionals trained in perinatal depression. We're here to help, 24/7. The quicker you get help and the support you need the better it is for you, your baby and your family. Don't go through this alone. Let someone help you.

Remember - perinatal depression can happen to any mom, but it's treatable. Asking for help is a sign of strength.

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