Postpartum Blues & Depression
Talking about your feelings can help. For additional resources, call 425-688-5259.
The arrival of a baby is like no other experience in life. As a new mother you will feel joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. During the first few days after giving birth you may experience a certain sense of the "blues,” including impatience, irritability or crying. These feelings generally come and go quickly. However, as many as one in ten women experience emotional symptoms known as postpartum depression.
Symptoms may include:
- Inability to sleep.
- Lack of appetite.
- Deep sadness and frequent crying.
- Feeling angry or irritated with your husband/partner or your baby.
- Feeling out of control, hopeless or worthless.
For additional information, visit Postpartum Support International.