Post Partum Depression

By Cicle Health on 27 Jul, 2022
Post Partum Depression

Post partum depression happens after childbirth.  Postpartum depression isn't baby blues. Postpartum depression makes you feel empty, sad and hopeless. With postpartum depression, it becomes a struggle getting through each day, as the symptoms becomes severe with time. Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness—so it will interfere with your day-to-day life. Postpartum depression is quite common, as it affects one in nine new mothers. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step in seeking help. These are some of the symptoms of Postpartum depression.


The body changes after pregnancy. Some women describe it as being thrown into a new body and having to learn how to be in it all over again. So, some changes after pregnancy are normal. But If you feel some or all of these symptoms below, contact your doctor, you might be experiencing postpartum depression.

•Withdrawal from friends and family

•Lack of energy or motivation

• Sleeping too much or too little

•  Wanting to hurt yourself

• Wanting to hurt your baby

• Unexplainable breakdowns

• Unjustified anger

• Trouble remembering things

• Lack of connection to your newborn

Some women feel guilty for having such thoughts, so they keep it to themselves. They worry that they are bad mothers and stuff in the shame and guilt. Anyone can suffer from post partum depression. The causes of postpartum depression are not completely clear, but here are some of the likely causes.

• Family history of depression

• lack of support

• Having a traumatic pregnancy

• Physical or psychological trauma

• Being a single mother

• Medical history of depression or other mental health issue

Postpartum depression is a common mental health illness that affects mothers after childbirth. It is completely treatable, so it is important for new mothers to look out for these signs and seek medical help immediately they start to feel the symptoms. Delay can be harmful to both the mother and the child.

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