As a follow up to Postpartum Depression & the Transition to Motherhood (Part 1), Katie, Stacy and Mai interview Dr. Ekta Escovar, a pediatrician with a commitment to mental health. Dr. Ekta differentiates between baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Dr. Ekta also talks about common PPD symptoms and screening tools. She also provides a number of resources that should be helpful in identifying and understanding PPD, and ultimately finding help when you or someone you love needs it.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Calculator
OWH Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet
Postpartum Support, International
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)