“What do I say when I contact my doctor?”

  • Express the urgency and seriousness of your condition.
  • Be honest and descriptive to the best of your ability about what you’re feeling.
  • More than saying “I think I have PPD,” explain details of why you think that.
  • When you call, mention these three things:
  1. Tell them, “I believe I am experiencing PPD.”
  2. Describe your symptoms in detail (“I can’t sleep when the baby is sleeping, I feel panicked all the time, I feel hopeless and scared.”)
  3. Make a specific request of what you want. For example, “I want the doctor to call me back today” or “I need to see the doctor today or tomorrow, it is urgent.”