Postpartum Depression

A new baby can lead to an overwhelming number of emotions in mothers. You may think these are all happy and joyful, but quite the opposite is possible too- Postpartum Depression.

It is caused due to an imbalance of hormones such estrogen and progesterone after childbirth. It is often confused with Baby Blues which has mild symptoms and lasts only for a week or two. Postpartum Depression has severe symptoms such as excessive crying, lack of sleep, appetite changes and feeling alone.

Without treatment, it may even last for months. We must remember that this is in no way the mother’s fault and she has no control over it.

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