RALEIGH (WTVD) — Having a baby can be a time of celebration and joy, but it can also be extremely difficult and overwhelming.
After Raleigh mother Cayla Guins gave birth, she quickly realized that something was wrong.
“When it went downhill was almost immediately,” she said. “I didn’t have the support structure in place, she was 2 weeks early, so I thought I still had time to prepare.”
According to the CDC, 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Adding the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic creates even more challenges for new mothers during this time.