At Sarasota OBGYN we are careful about postpartum care. While many families expect to go home in an aura of bliss, this doesn’t always happen. Often mothers are shocked at their feelings of depression and anxiety. Sleepless nights and demanding cries can wear on mothers and make them feel depleted. Postpartum depression is real and nothing to be ashamed of. We monitor the postpartum stage carefully, responding to maternal concerns and taking special note of the mother’s mental and physical health after birth.