Tips On Inpatient Psychiatric Care: Hospitalization for Postpartum Depression

For anyone with postpartum depression or psychosis whoneeds inpatient psychiatric care, Psych Central has just published the helpful"Inpatient Psychiatric Questions & Tips". This is great, because I know when I was hospitalized briefly I had no idea what to expect or how to plan for it.

One helpful tidbit: Find out what criteria you need to meet to be released.

I know being hospitalized is a very scary concept, but for some women it's what is needed to get through the immediate crisis. To read more stories about hospitalization for postpartum depression, click the link.

About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. Great tips. One I would add for new moms, who are breastfeeding: How will pumping be handled?
    I think the perinatal community should create an addendum, in fact…as I think about it, there are a lot of things we should add/modify…
    Anyone up for it?