Postpartum Depression

Most women think that postpartum depression is a rare occurrence that could never happen to them or anyone they know. Postpartum depression is not as rare as you may think. It’s considered the most common complication of childbirth with 1 in 7 new mothers reporting some sort of postpartum mood changes. If symptoms are not treated, they can have a long-term negative impact on your health, and the health of your entire family.

Women often feel alone in their suffering and believe the myth that these first months after childbirth are supposed to be the best times of their lives. Many women have a distorted perception of the reality of parenthood.  It is important to know that parenthood requires support during this normal but tough transition.

 Here are some early signs of postpartum depression:

 

If you feel that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t delay in seeking treatment. There are many resources available to help you through this time. Don’t suffer in silence, please give our office a call today and we can help find the right treatment options for you.

 

Author
Brian A Levitt, MD

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