Postpartum Depression/Baby Blues

Symptoms1

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Irritability
  • Unprovoked and irrational crying
  • Varying levels of anxiety and confusion
  • Sense of disorganization
  • Unexplained sadness

Facts

  • 3%-23% of all births have mild to moderate postpartum depression1
  • more likely to happen if you did not feel in control of the birth2
1.
Duffy C. Postpartum depression: Identifying women at risk. Genesis. 1983;5(11).
2.
Green J, Coupland V, Kitzinger J. Expectations, experiences, and psychological outcomes of childbirth: a prospective study of 825 women. Birth. 1990;17(1):15-24. [PubMed]
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