Licensed clinical social worker Katie Monarch discusses how often a new mother will experience postpartum depression/PPD symptoms.
Katie L. Monarch:
Postpartum blues about, it affects approximately 50% of all women who give birth. Postpartum depression affects anywhere from 10 to 15% with your first baby. It usually goes up to 50 to perhaps 80% with your second baby, and on your third baby, it’s prevalent, anywhere from 80 to almost 100%. Postpartum psychosis only affects about one percent of the population.
About Katie L. Monarch, L.C.S.W.:
Katie Monarch is the Project Director for the Post Partum Depression program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, where she helped design an education-focused facility. At this hospital all new mothers are screened for postpartum depression through the Bridges for Newborns program using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).