Coping with mood changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period can be difficult. While some pregnant and postpartum women experience symptoms of depression or anxiety briefly, others find that their symptoms persist for a greater duration of time. Fortunately many resources exist for women who wish to seek outside support. Assistance can be obtained from health care providers, such as family doctors or nurses, as well as community organizations. Services offered are numerous and can occur in the form of peer support groups, counseling, therapy, or medication, such as antidepressants.