Many people buy into the stigma that because much of postpartum depression manifests itself emotionally, it's a sign of weakness and should be under the control of the person. Not true! Dr. Shosh shares the real PPD facts with us.
The baby blues are common mood swings experienced after childbirth. Keep an eye out for these symptoms and be as supportive as possible. Remember your partner's body has been through a tough nine months and hormones are rampant. These symptoms should disappear within 10 days.
This list of self-help suggestions may ease the sting of your PPD symptoms throughout the course of your recovery. Take small steps, try not to be too hard on yourself and take one day at a time.
I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression when my daughter was 3-months-old. I knew that I had the Baby Blues, but they just didn't seem to go away and I felt like it was getting worse, not better.
I think a lot of my depression was triggered by not getting enough rest right after he was born, and in large part by my failure to breastfeed.
Hi my name is Michele and I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with PPD when she was approximately 4 months old.
As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide of hormones in the days and weeks after a baby is born.
Postpartum mood changes are common, affecting up to 50% of deliveries. Their spectrum of presentation is wide -- from the "baby blues" all the way to full blown psychosis (thankfully rare). True postpartum depression is less frequent occurring in 10% of mothers.
From the moment you bring your baby home from the hospital, you begin to undergo more life changes than probably ever before. As your baby's life begins, a new life also begins for you. As countless others have told you, "your life will never be the same again".