As most women know, taking care of a newly-born infant can be
a wonderful thing, but also very stressful. But for women who
suffer from depression, postpartum depression is a real
medical condition that can make caring for a newborn lead to
feelings of sadness and anxiety.
that up to 70% of new mothers deal with feelings of mild
sadness after giving birth. But an estimated 13% of new moms
will suffer from postpartum depression, an illness that needs
psychiatric medical attention.
postpartum depression may include:
worthless, helpless, hopeless or sad
asleep, or oversleeping
Changes to how
hungry a woman is
concentrating on things
there isn't a noticeable reason to
Lack of interest
in a woman's baby
Fear that a
woman may hurt herself or her baby
For the sake of
the mother's health, and that of her baby, it's important for
women suffering from postpartum depression to seek treatment.
What a mother may consider to be "bad parenting" can actually
be a real medical condition. Fortunately, this condition can
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