Obstetrics - Postpartum & Breastfeeding - Depression

Post Partum Depression 

 After childbirth, many mothers feel more emotional. They may feel sad, afraid, or angry. This is called postpartum blues or the baby blues. For most women these postpartum blues are mild and go away within a week. Postpartum depression lasts longer and is more severe. About 10 to 20% of women, especially very young mothers, have the more severe form.   

You may have postpartum depression within a few days to a few weeks after giving birth or having a miscarriage. For about 60% of women, it is your first episode of depression. While hormone changes after giving birth seem to play a part, the full causes are not known.

"It Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This" by Carolyn Buhts, NP

Postpartum Support International


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