Having a baby can be an amazing and beautiful experience, but it can trigger a range of powerful emotions. New moms can experience feelings of excitement, joy, fear, sadness and anxiety. The birth of a baby can also result in something unexpected – postpartum depression.

It is not uncommon for most new moms to experience the “baby blues” after childbirth, which usually include mood swings, crying spells, and difficulty sleeping. These feelings are completely normal and usually begin to fade after a few weeks. For some new moms, however, these feelings can develop into a long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression symptoms can vary from person to person and from day to day. They usually develop within the first few weeks after giving birth, but can also develop during pregnancy or even up to a year after birth.

Signs of postpartum depression may include:

    • Feeling sad or down
    • Excessive Crying
    • Feeling restless, irritable, or anxious
    • Difficulty bonding with your baby
    • Withdrawing from family and friends
    • Loss of appetite
    • Less energy and motivation to do things
    • Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
    • Loss of interested in activities you used to enjoy
    • Feeling worthless, hopeless, or guilty
    • Diminished ability to think clearly, concentrate or make decisions
    • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be reluctant or embarrassed to admit that you could be suffering from postpartum depression. It is important to call a medical professional as soon as possible and schedule an appointment. A medical professional is the only one who will be able to make a diagnoses and put together a treatment plan to help alleviate postpartum depression symptoms.

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