POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is the type of depression you may get after you have a baby. It can start any time during your baby's first year, but it's most common for you to start to feel its effects the first 3 weeks after birth. Only a doctor can diagnose you with postpartum depression. If you think you have it, make an appointment to see your doctor right away. There are treatments that can help you to get back to feeling like yourself again. In addition, be sure to exercise daily, include fun things in your day, set and meet simple goals, take time to relax making self-care a priority. Seek a support system and surround yourself with people who care. 


Sign and symptoms of Postpartum Depression.

 

  • Insomnia

  • Fluctuating appetite

  • Lethargy

  • Low sex drive

  • Varying moods

  • Melancholy

  • Sadness, loss of hope, despair

  • Crying a lot, sometimes for no real reason

  • Trouble with focus, learning or memory

  • Too much sleep

 

Give yourself time... be patient with yourself. Take as much time as you need to gain your footing again. You are not a failure if you are experiencing postpartum depression. It is a very common condition that when addressed, has a highly favorable outcome. Be open and honest with those that love and care about you about what you are going through. Greyscowbell.com strives to be a resource that can help you navigate every twist and turn of this ride we call motherhood.