Potential Signs of Postpartum Depression

Mother with new baby talking to a doctor.

Being a new mother is hard, and having a baby can be overwhelming — both physically and emotionally. Bringing home an infant is an experience unlike any other. One minute you might be over the moon with happiness, and the next you feel like crying for reasons you can't explain.

That's why it's important to remember that, in addition to the lifestyle transition of welcoming a baby, your body is also going through a lot of changes. While the "baby blues" are common for many women after giving birth, some women face a more prolonged and serious period of depression. If your feelings of sadness or anxiety do not go away, you may be suffering from postpartum depression. However, even though it may feel like it, you’re not alone, and you don’t have to go through this alone. There is support and treatment available to help you get better.

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