Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum depression is TEMPORARY and TREATABLE. Seeking support from professionals is an act of courage and the first step to getting the help you deserve.
It is not uncommon for women to experience ‘baby blues’ after delivery. Between 60% and 80% of women experience feelings of exhaustion, irritation, and sadness after having given birth. These symptoms may last between two and fourteen days.
If these feelings persist past two weeks, however, you may be experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Every case of postpartum depression is different. You do not need to meet all of these symptoms:
Low mood, sadness, tearfulness
Loss of interest, joy, or pleasure in things you used to enjoy
Agitation or anxiety
Lack of energy or feeling slowed down physically
Appetite or sleep disturbance
Feelings of guilt, shame, or hopelessness
Possible thoughts of harming the baby or yourself
If you are experiencing postpartum depression, reach out to your primary care giver or OB today.
DO NOT DEAL WITH IT ALONE
HUSBANDS, YOU CAN HELP!
If your wife is experiencing postpartum depression - get her the help she needs!