Postpartum Depression 2017-12-25T01:49:44+00:00

Postpartum Depression

As most women know, taking care of a newly-born infant can be a wonderful thing, but also very stressful. But for women who suffer from depression, postpartum depression is a real medical condition that can make caring for a newborn lead to feelings of sadness and anxiety.

It’s estimated that up to 70% of new mothers deal with feelings of mild sadness after giving birth. But an estimated 13% of new moms will suffer from postpartum depression, an illness that needs psychiatric medical attention.

Symptoms of postpartum depression may include:

  • Constantly feeling tired

  • Feeling worthless, helpless, hopeless or sad

  • Trouble falling asleep, or oversleeping

  • Changes to how hungry a woman is

  • Trouble concentrating on things

  • Crying when there isn’t a noticeable reason to

  • Lack of interest in a woman’s baby

  • Fear that a woman may hurt herself or her  baby

For the sake of the mother’s health, and that of her baby, it’s important for women suffering from postpartum depression to seek treatment. What a mother may consider to be “bad parenting” can actually be a real medical condition. Fortunately, this condition can be treated.

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