Being able to distinguish between normal stress and depression can be a challenge. Knowing what to look and listen for in your own thoughts and mood before you give birth can lead to early detection or even prevention. The earlier PPD is recognized, the better the treatment results.
Postpartum depression affects 1 in 9 women according to the Center for Disease Control. Risk factors include traumatic birth, a preterm baby, history of depression, or low social support. It is a serious condition that many women suffer through silently and alone.
Does Postpartum Pain Put You at Risk for Depression? New Research Shows Postpartum Depression May be Caused by Postpartum Pain Childbirth is a natural process, but the resulting pain associated with delivery is leading researchers to conclude that the ties between postpartum depression and postpartum pain are stronger than previously thought. A new study presented […]