1 Woman In 7: Experiences Postpartum Depression. A Woman With Postpartum Depression May Feel Sluggish, Sad, Confused, Anxious, Irritable, Guilty And Have Difficulty Remembering Things.
She may have trouble eating and sleeping. She may have fears of harming the baby or herself. Her moods might change from being very happy to very sad. She may feel out of control she may want to avoid seeing people talking about feelings. Depression and Anxiety are the #1 complication of pregnancy and postpartum. If left untreated it can become chronic and serious over time affecting mama and baby at many levels. Fortunately, there is always hope, depression and anxiety are treatable, with proper care and support you will begin to feel better.
A woman with PPD might experience feelings of anger, sadness, irritability, guilt, lack of interest in the baby, changes in eating and sleeping habits, trouble concentrating, thoughts of hopelessness and sometimes even thoughts of harming the baby or herself. Learn more about PPD, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
A woman with PPA may experience extreme worries and fears, often over the health and safety of the baby. Some women have panic attacks and might feel shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, a feeling of losing control, and numbness and tingling. Learn more about PPA, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
Women with PPOCD can have repetitive, upsetting and unwanted thoughts or mental images (obsessions), and sometimes they need to do certain things over and over (compulsions) to reduce the anxiety caused by those thoughts. These moms find these thoughts very scary and unusual and are very unlikely to ever act on them. Learn more about PPOCD, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PPTSD is often caused by a traumatic or frightening childbirth or past trauma, and symptoms may include flashbacks of the trauma with feelings of anxiety and the need to avoid things related to that event. Learn more about PPTSD, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
Your Mental Health Is Important.
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Our specialized advanced training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, enables us in utilizing evidence based interventions to ensure women receive the best support and care possible during this most sacred rite of passage. Click the link below to learn more about our counseling service options.