Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum is condition that occurs in only 10 to 20% of new mothers. Some health professionals call it postpartum non-psychotic depression. Postpartum may be of concern to you if:
*your symptoms include depressed mood, tearfulness, inability to enjoy pleasurable activities, trouble sleeping, fatigue, appetite problems, suicidal thoughts, feelings of inadequacy as a parent, and impaired concentration
*these symptoms persist over 2 weeks
*you obsessively worry about the baby's health and well-being
*these feelings interfere with a your ability to care for your baby
If you're experiencing these any symptoms (or symptoms not included here); Don't worry! Postpartum is easily treatable by your doctor, and rarely becomes a long lasting problem.
Share your concerns with your doctor as well as your friends and family to get the help, support and guidance you need.
Being a new mother is a challenge you don't have to face alone.