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Postpartum or postnatal depression is more than just the “baby blues.” It occurs when the “baby blues” do not go away after the first month of having a baby.
If you suspect that you are suffering from postpartum depression, it’s important to know that you are not alone, and there are ways you can get through these feelings.
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 15 percent of new moms may develop postpartum depression, some of which develop mild-to-moderate depression while others experience major depression.
Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression vary from woman to woman and may include some of the following feelings:
If you believe that you are experiencing postpartum depression, it is important to contact your doctor right away so that you can receive proper treatment, which may include one or more of the following:
Source: National Institutes of Health
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