"I haven't been myself since my baby was born...
What's wrong with me?...I feel like I'm going crazy!
Will this ever end?"

 

Postpartum depression is a real illness than affects 2 in 10 women after the birth of a child. Symptoms include:

  •   frequent crying

  •   sleep disturbances (insomnia/excessive sleeping)

  •   appetite disturbances

  •   anxiety/panic attacks

  •   feelings of anger/irritability 

  •   overconcern/underconcern for baby

  •   intrusive repetitive thoughts or mental pictures

  •   reliving past trauma 

  •   feelings of guilt and worthlessness

  •   feeling overwhelmed/unable to cope

  •   loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed

  •   fear of harming baby or yourself

If you believe you or someone you know is suffering from postpartum depression, there is help available.

 

 

 

From the Postpartum Resource Center of NY, Inc