Postpartum depression is a term to describe a type of depression experienced by mothers who recently gave birth. It is caused by the hormonal changes, adjustment of routine, and fatigue that follows after having a new baby. It affects 1 out of 8 women during the first few months after giving birth. It is very common, but not very well discussed. It is important to know if you or someone you know is experiencing it to provide support and in some cases, medication is required.
Here are some of the symptoms to check if you or someone you know is going through it:
1. “Feeling sad or hopeless all the time”
You seem to be crying a lot even when there is really no reason to cry. You have a heavy feeling in your chest that you can’t seem to shake off.