What is Postpartum Depression? Signs, Causes, and Support.

What is Postpartum Depression? Signs, Causes, and Support.

Post-partum Depression is a mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen  after giving birth or miscarriage. This kind of depression typically occurs about four weeks after delivery. The “baby blues” occurs the first few weeks after childbirth. Baby blues usually go away in a couple of weeks, but postpartum depression can last for months.

The signs of baby blues:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling moody
  • Teary
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mixed feelings with being happy about your baby

What are the signs of postpartum depression?

Common signs of depression are:

  • Feeling very sad, worthless, hopeless, anxious and empty.
  • Loss of pleasure in everyday things.
  • Not feel hungry and may lose weight or opposite and gain weight
  • Have trouble sleeping.
  • Not being able to concentrate.
  • Thoughts of death
  • Loss of energy or feeling fatigue
  • Mood changes

What causes it?

Postpartum depression is linked to the hormone changes after birth.

How to get support for postpartum depression?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help from professionals and loved ones! First, you should reach out to your doctor, as one of the foremost reasons for postpartum depression is hormonal changes. Additionally, seeking support from a mental health professional can make an immense difference in learning to manage postpartum depression.

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