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. For more health related videos please visit http://icyou.com
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
Postpartum Depression is not the same as "regular" depression: You will have good days. You may feel happy and euphoric and in love with your baby AND experience other PPD symptoms, such as insomnia, chronic worry, inability to concentrate, etc.Every woman's experience is unique
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Postpartum Mood Disorders are the results of a myriad of factors, unique to each woman. Factor can be circumstantial, psychological, physiological, hormonal, chemical, and are a delicate combination of all these. Careful with so-called antidepressants - that change brain chemicals.
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety is much much more frequent than Psychosis. 1 in 10 women have Postpartum Depression!
Over 2/3 of new mothers develop "the baby blues"
It is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hormone levels drop drastically after birth. It is also proven that if these hormones are off it will cause depression, moodiness, etc.Hormones go crazy during pregnancy and remain pretty crazy for a while after-wards until they can reach homeostasis.It can also be caused by plain old stress and fatigue.Not to mention the anxiety of how to care for such a small , fragile baby. Having a baby is not a guarantee that you will have PPD (Postpartum Depression).
Dad's can get Postpartum Depression too.This could be because they feel left out after the birth of the child , and need to adjust to life with a newborn. Postpartum depression begins with anxiety and can end in tragedy, with a whole spectrum of blue in between.
Postpartum Psychosis is very very rare but the chance of getting it increases if you have bipolar disorder but really any type of mental illness but especially BPD.
Postpartum Psychosis is not equal to Postpartum Depression.
One of the most important things for a new mother is : Get as much sleep as possible.
Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis: -Paranoia -Hallucinations (hearing voices urging the new mother to kil herself or her child) -Severe isomnia -Loss of appetite -Anxiety and -Depression