Signs of Postpartum Depression
Irritability, tearfulness, and mood swings are very common after giving birth. Up to 80% of women experience some form of the “baby blues” postpartum. While the baby blues are common they should resolve within a week or two. Prolonged depression is not so common and may be a sign that you are suffering from postpartum depression. Ten to fifteen percent of women develop postpartum depression after the birth of their child. Postpartum depression may develop immediately after birth or some time during the first six months after your child is born. Postpartum depression is treatable. Knowing the symptoms can lead to early intervention and early treatment. Here is a list of signs of postpartum depression.