As many of you know, I have struggled with depression since the birth of my first child in 2008. When I look back to those early days of my son’s life they are dark and very lonely; it’s almost like I was living my life in this fog and I just could not escape from it. The fog didn’t lift for four months, until someone reached out to me and said, “Have you ever thought maybe you have postpartum depression?” The idea had never occurred to me. I mean we went over postpartum depression in my birth class and I vaguely listened because, well, that would never happen to me. It did though.

This post is sponsored by Sage Therapeutics, the sponsor of the Hummingbird Study.

Crying a lot? Struggling to bond with baby? Anxious?

Learn about a research study that may provide answers.

If you are currently suffering from moderate to severe postpartum depression symptoms, such as feeling sad, tearful, empty or hopeless you may qualify for a research study evaluating an investigational medication.

The Hummingbird Study is a research study for women with moderate to severe postpartum depression who have had a baby within the last 6 months.
You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Are between 18 to 45 years old
  • Gave birth within the last 6 months
  • Frequently feel extremely sad, anxious, or overwhelmed and these symptoms are associated with postpartum depression

If you qualify and decide to participate, you will receive:

  • 24-hour care and support for your postpartum depression during the 3-day, in-patient period
  • All study-related medical care and medication and provided at no cost
  • Any travel required to participate will be coordinated and paid for by Sage Therapeutics