Raising Awareness, Support For Moms With PPD
Published June 18th, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The CDC estimates as many as 19% of new mothers experience frequent symptoms of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression, which affects 1 in every 7 women, is the most common complication of childbirth.
Sarah Kotranza, a local mother who has struggled with PPD, stopped by Morning Edition to talk about her own experience.
On June 21st, women across the globe will be participating in the 2nd annual Climb Out of the Darkness to raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD and psychosis.
Kotranza is organizing a climb event here in Gainesville on Saturday, June 21st, at 9 a.m. at Kanapaha Memorial Park. The event raises awareness and funding for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit that supports new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
For more information visit their event website: Crowdrise.com and to learn more, visit: Postpartumprogress.com or www.cdc.gov
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