Postpartum Depression Overview

After spending a 9 month pregnancy and passing a difficult delivery, many moms are suffering from some emotional changes which can be more serious by time if having no treatments. It is known as psychological disorders or emotional vulnerability leading to postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression is often seen at moms after delivering for several weeks

This phenomenon is natural for moms for several months after delivering or, on the other hand, it is caused by baby loss.

According to statistics, up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues, an emotional reaction that begins a few days to a week after delivery and generally lasts no longer than two weeks. If you have the blues, you may be weepy, anxious, and unable to sleep. You may also be irritable or moody.

The most common symptoms of postpartum depression are:

  • Emotional change in negative trends such as fear of dying, of going crazy, or of losing control.
  • Extreme anxiety or irritability.
  • Sad mood and frequent feeling of fatigue, loss of energy leading to weight loss.
  • Sleepless or sleep disorder.
  • Feeling of useless, hopeless
  • Others: headaches, stomachaches, muscle or backaches

Whether a mom is suffer from mild/moderate to severe postpartum depression, on time treatments are important to both mom and baby development.

If you start to have feel of postpartum depression, it is essential to talk with your doctor as soon as possible. Doctor or psychologists are people who can help you recover this condition the best. Here are suggestions of postpartum depression relief:

  • Do not suppress your feelings, talk to husband, friends, relatives or others who can share with
  • Be open minded and receive help from those surrounding
  • Take time to relax.
  • Get rid of feeling of guilty, useless or worry about not be able to care your baby.


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