Postpartum depression is a form of major depression which begins within 4 weeks of the delivery and is diagnosed if the symptoms last up to six months. It gets severe if the symptoms are not addressed.
Postpartum depression is a form of major depression which begins within 4 weeks of the delivery. It affects 50 to 75% of mothers and further has a long lasting effect on 15% of mothers.
Periods of sadness, excessive crying, lack of pleasure or interest, no or diminishing interest in the baby, self-harming thoughts, thoughts of harming the baby, fatigue, irritability, insomnia or hypersomnia, guilt and reduced decision making
The chemical changes in the woman’s body are rapid, production levels of estrogen and progesterone are increased during pregnancy and they drop down to normal within 3 days post pregnancy.
Marital conflicts, unwanted pregnancy, more number of children, limited support, going through the pregnancy alone.