Maternal Depression

The Healthy Babies Program is committed to helping pregnant women and moms parenting children under age 2 find the right treatment for anxiety and depression by working with them to connect to resources in our community that can help meet their needs.

If you are feeling:

Out of control, irritable, sad, anxious, angry or depressed... You are not alone. You are not to blame. You will feel better and be well with help.

Anxiety and depression are real and treatable. Your mental well-being plays a very important role not only in your own health and happiness but also in the healthy development of your baby. Untreated mental health problems can interfere with the bonding and attachment process with your baby.

 The Healthy Babies Program can

  • Connect you with appropriate treatment resources
  • Provide tools to strengthen the bond between you and your infant
  • Provided monthly ongoing support from a caring Public Health nurse

For more information about this program, contact our public health nurse at:

       HBP Logo            (530) 225-5850 or (800) 300-5122             

 

Online resources:

  • March of Dimes: Information in English and Spanish about postpartum depression via the Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center. Spanish available
  • Moms and Moms to be, find out more about maternal anxiety and depression, what the signs are and how to find help.
  • Partners, family and friends looking for information around symptoms and how to offer support can visit here.

 Mom and children