Postpartum depression is a type of major depressive disorder that occurs in about 10-15 % of women, usually within 1 month after delivery, but in some cases up to 1 year later. Many women, approx 50 % will experience the “baby blues”- feeling tired, irritable, having trouble sleeping. However, with proper sleep and support, the baby blues usually goes away within a few weeks. In postpartum depression, a woman continues to feel depressed even after a month. She can’t sleep although the baby might be resting, and may find herself overly plagued with negative thoughts. Although not every women will have these types of thoughts, some of these may include “I’m never going to be a good mom” or “I don’t think I can handle this”. In some cases, she may feel disconnected from the baby. In severe cases woman may have thoughts of wanting to hurt themselves or the baby. When a woman has thoughts of harming herself or her baby, it is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention.