Monday, February 28, 2011

PPD is nothing to be ashamed of

Postpartum Depression typically affects women within the first 4 weeks after a delivery. Loss of appetite, crying, and general sadness are all signs to look for with postpartum depression.
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The baby blues are perfectly normal.The baby blues are perfectly normal, but if your symptoms don’t dissipate after a few weeks or they start getting worse, you may be suffering from postpartum depression.PPD can interfere with your ability to take care of yourself and your newborn child.In the beginning, postpartum depression can look like the normal baby blues. In fact, they share many symptoms, including mood swings, crying jags, sadness, insomnia, and irritability.

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

* Lack of interest in your baby
* Negative feelings towards your baby
* Worrying about hurting your baby
* Lack of concern for yourself
* Loss of pleasure
* Lack of energy and motivation
* Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
* Changes in appetite or weight
* Sleeping more or less than usual
* Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

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