Web Site Resources
Information about postpartum depression
Mental Health America
This web site describes what postpartum depression (PPD), "baby blues",
and postpartum psychosis are, what the symptoms are, and what factors
contribute to PPD. Also included are suggested treatments and additional
National Institute of Mental
Links to mental health information and research studies on depression
PPD Hope Information Center
(Copyright Family Mental Health Foundation)
This site offers detailed information on postpartum depression. There
is also a self-screening test, stories from mothers who have postpartum
depression, and additional resources for more information and support.
SAMHSA's National Mental Health
Information about depression, including a locator to find a mental health
center in your area
Women's Health Information Center - This web site and toll free call
center was created to provide objective, medically accurate health information
for women in Iowa.
This site explains how common depression is during and after pregnany,
what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how untreated
depression can affect your life.
Healthy Families Lines - 1-800-369-2229
The Healthy Families Line is Iowa's maternal and child health hotline.
Staff can provide you with local treatment resources for perinatal
depression. The line is toll-free, confidential, and available 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.