Postpartum Mood Disorders

Mothers typically expect to be excited about their bundle of joy, and everyone around them expects them to be as well. Adjusting to a new baby can be difficult, but it’s overall a happy time.

However, that isn’t always the case. According to Postpartum Progress many mothers (10-15% or about 950,000 or more women each year) experience a Postpartum Mood Disorder, including depression, anxiety/OCD, or psychosis.

Postpartum Progress also offers a list of symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety/OCD as well as symptoms of postpartum psychosis. If you are experiencing these feelings, know that you aren’t alone and treatment is available. It is ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT that you seek treatment if you are experiencing symptoms of PSYCHOSIS. You may do things you wouldn’t normally do.

Below is a list of some resources in Dane County

Madison Dane County Public Health  (For Madison residents)
City County Building, Room 507
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Madison, WI 53710

Dane County Public Health Division (For residents outside of Madison)
1202 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704

Women’s Psychotherapy Center of Wisconsin
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 710
Madison, WI 53703

Mental Health Resources
402 Gammon Place, Suite 290
Madison, WI 53719

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Madison
30 South Franklin Street
Madison, WI 53703

Dean Medical Center
1313 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53715

Madison Community Health Center
2202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53713

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Psychiatry
Postpartum Depression Treatment Program
Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic
6001 Research Park Blvd
Madison, WI 53719-1179

Meriter Women and Family Center Services Doctor 4 U Line
Meriter Hospital
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
608-258-DR4U (3748)

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
707 South Mills Street
Madison, WI 53715

Journey Mental Health
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Northeast Family Medical Center
3209 Dryden Drive
Madison, WI 53704


Winter Travel with Baby

With the days getting colder in Wisconsin, you’ll be bundling your little one up for holiday trips. But all the extra winter “bulk” or “fluff” your baby is wearing can cause issues with your baby’s car seat that you might not realize. Luckily, The Car Seat Lady has some tips about keeping your baby warm AND safe this winter!

Here’s a quick overview of the points (but you will get WAY more thorough information if you go to the page!)

  • The car seat manufacturer had to test whatever they have included in the seat, and that likely doesn’t count your items!
  • The straps on the car seat should fit as they normally would WITHOUT the fluff.
  • Moving the winter gear outside of the straps will not only help keep those straps functioning properly, but also help you keep your baby at the right temperature once the car heats up.

Safe travels!