What You Should Know About Post-Partum Depression

KNOW THE SIGNS

Most women with postpartum depression begin having symptoms within a month of giving birth. But it can take up to one year for symptoms to start.

– Feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or overwhelmed
– Crying more often than usual
– Feeling anxious, irritable, or angry
– Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep at all
– Loss of interest in activities you enjoy
– Avoiding family and friends
– Having trouble bonding with your baby
– Doubting your ability to care for your baby
– Feeling like a failure as a mother

If you want to hurt yourself or your baby, get help right away.

1 in 9: Number of women who have symptoms of postpartum depression after giving birth

#1: Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy.

1 in 2: Number of women who have postpartum depression and started having symptoms during pregnancy

1 in 2: Number of women who have postpartum depression and have never had any type of depression before

More Important Facts About Post-Partum Depression

– If you’ve had the condition before, you’re likely to get it again
– It’s not the same as baby blues, which usually last less than two weeks
– The two main types of treatment are medicine and therapy

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of childbirth. Be prepared. Just in case.

Talk to your doctor about how to recognize PPD.
Learn more at SeePPD.com

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