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Emotional Challenges & Changes

Adjusting to Parenthood
PEPS and Perinatal Support Washington offer a drop-in group that gives parents additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. Learn More

Coming Out of the Darkness

Three moms share their personal struggles with postpartum depression.

What are Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders?

Most women experience the “baby blues,” in the days after childbirth, but if depression or anxiety persists longer, is more severe or is interfering with family bonding, please seek professional help.

Be Good to Yourself

It’s not easy being a new parent. Taking care of yourself is crucial. It makes you feel better and helps you take better care of your baby.

At least the baby is healthy! And other things people say.

If you experienced birth trauma, we do not have to tell you how real it is and how debilitating it can be. Unfortunately, we may need to tell your mom, your co-workers, friends, healthcare providers, and maybe even your partner.

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