Postpartum depression is real and has been linked to higher occurrences of miscarriage, preterm birth, and infant mortality. Checkout the postpartum depression checklist and discuss it with your primary care provider or mental health therapist.
“To make it plain, while many women are never screened, women of color are bypassed in the screening process even more so, and when they do display symptoms of PPD, other factors are often blamed. Black women and women of African descent are consistently not getting the help they really need. This reality means it is vital for women who are at risk for perinatal mood disorders to be strong self-advocates while we work to change the systems that marginalize them.” You can get a copy of the checklist here.See the checklist here