A new recommendation urges medical providers to screen new mothers for depression.
"I was like, 'Hey, I'm having postpartum depression.' I went to my OB, and he kind of brushed me off."
Almost immediately, Heidi Koss knew something wasn't right. The psychology major was experiencing some of the symptoms of postpartum depression and sought help. Sadly, it was hard to come by.
She went to her obstetrician/gynecologist only to be told she needed to "get out more" and maybe "buy a nice dress." She wasn't being heard. She wasn't being taken seriously.