Unknown facts of postpartum depression in new mothers


 

How to recognize and reduce the risk of postpartum depression

Postpartum depression has long been misunderstood- and misdiagnosed- but that seems to be changing. Many more women are talking about their own experiences in the hopes of helping other women, and many more doctors are learning to recognize and take seriously the signs. Even still, the problem remains serious. That’s because 1 in 7 women suffer from it- but only 15 percent are treated for it.Postpartum depression in new mothers 01

There are a constellation of signs that can help caregivers and loved ones alike learn to recognize if new mothers are struggling. Those include anxiety, sadness, difficulties with sleep, and lack of connection, among others.

Because of the danger to the mother, and to her child or children, it’s important to get women the help they need when postpartum depression strikes. Professional help, help at home, and self care are all incredibly important for women. This helpful infographic explains postpartum depression and what women and loved ones can do to save themselves from it.Postpartum depression in new mothers 02

Recognize these 7 signs and symptoms of PPD:

Postpartum depression in new mothers 03All these signs can be unexplained, strike a new mother at any given time, can come unexpected (without any warning) and may have a devastating effect on her and the family!

1. Irritation, anger, or rage

2. Overwhelm

3. Lack of connection

4. Sadness

5. Sleep problems

6. Lack of concentration

7. Anxiety

Things you can do to deal better with it:Postpartum depression in new mothers 04

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Unknown facts of postpartum depression in new mothers

  1. I went through post-partum depression after I gave birth to my second child. To this day, I still feel guilty for sometimes taking my rage out on my eldest. And that is exactly the reason why I never want to get pregnant again. Coz I don’t want either of my kids to suffer from the mood swings, the irritability, the uncontrollable rage, the unexplainable sadness.

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