Partner Support

What you can do to support:
  • Physical Safety
  • Watch her for signs of serious physical health problems.
  • Keep guns and medication safely locked up.
  • Mental Health
  • Encourage her to talk with her provider.
  • Offer emotional support.
  • Accompany her to doctor's appointments.
  • Write down the concerns and questions you both have for doctor or therapist.
  • Spend time each day just being with her... no distractions or talk about responsibilities.
  • Self-Help
  • Call the Post Partum Depression hotline if you need assistance.
  • Educate yourself about Post Partum Depression.
  • Help at Home
  • Help around the house without being asked.
  • Help care for the baby without being asked.
  • Set limits with friends and family on visit time.
  • Answer the phone. Take a message.
  • Throw in a load of laundry. Assist with other daily tasks.
  • Order take-out for dinner or cook.

National Postpartum Depression Hot Line: