Postpartum depression in Philadelphia: Is motherhood not what you expected? Are you feeling fatigued, anxious, depressed, extreme sadness, worried, guilty or simply not yourself? Many pregnant women and new mothers are not prepared for the wide range of negative feelings that they are experiencing. Pregnancy and motherhood were supposed to be wonderful. Because motherhood is typically discussed only in positive terms, many women have unrealistic expectations. The therapists at the Center for Growth have provided articles and tips on working through postpartum depression.