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:

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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