WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

The following symptoms, especially if they linger or get worse, could signal that you have more than just The Baby Blues:

- Restlessness, anger or irritability
- Sadness, feel like crying a lot
- Worthlessness or guilt
- Fear of hurting your baby or yourself
- Overly worried about the baby or not concerned about the baby at all
- Little or no energy
- Headaches, chest pains, rapid heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, or fast and shallow breathing
- Trouble sleeping well
- Poor eating habits
- Trouble focusing, remembering or making decisions
- Little interest in things you used to enjoy, including sex

FACTS ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

> As many as 8 out of 10 women experience "The Baby Blues" after delivery
> 1 in 10 pregnancies result in Postpartum Depression
> Depression can occur anytime within the 1st year postpartum
> Left untreated, PPD can become chronic
STATEMENTS BY A MOTHER WHO MAY BE EXPERIENCING PPD

"I feel like I'm going crazy"
“Something is not right with me”
“I’m having a really difficult time”
“This isn’t me”
"I feel really overwhelmed"
"I feel like I am on an emotional roller-coaster"
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