How to Talk About Postpartum Depression

Our Conversation Coach Can Help

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mental health condition that affects as many as 1 in 7 moms. But despite how prevalent it is, there’s still a lot of stigma surrounding it. Moms may not want to share that they are struggling due to the guilt, shame, or fear that they are somehow a “bad” mom. And many of us who want to support a struggling mom may feel awkward or uncomfortable even broaching the subject altogether.

The problem is that silence only makes things worse and leaves moms without the help they need and deserve. Our conversation coach will help you navigate the often difficult conversations associated with postpartum depression—whether you're a struggling mom unsure of how to ask for help or a concerned loved one—and give you pointers on how best to approach the topic in an open and honest way. 

By Wendy Wisner
Wendy Wisner is a lactation consultant and writer covering maternal/child health, parenting, general health and wellness, and mental health. She has worked with breastfeeding parents for over a decade, and is a mom to two boys.