April 15, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages, life for everyone has drastically changed. Dr. Bret Gordon, an OBGYN with Saint Luke's Women's Health South, said the feeling of isolation is normal for new parents. But right now it's heightened, as many of his patients are battling postpartum depression.

"With this current situation, it's a new normal because just because something's normal with having postpartum depression doesn't mean that it's not incredibly difficult," Gordon said. "With the additional constraints that we have on us now, isolation and social distancing, the normal support structures that we have in place, they can't be there to the extent we'd like."

Saint Luke's has support for families with a postpartum support group and lactation support.

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