Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum Depression

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If you’ve never had a baby, you need to understand
that the “after baby blues” are more real than you
can imagine. Over time, those who have never suffered
from postpartum depression have been happy to believe
that those feelings are “imagined” or “all in one’s
head” or that the person is “pretending.” This is
not the case. It is very real, and it can be very

At the same time, postpartum depression is perfectly
normal. Just as the hormones change when one is about
to menstruate, when they go through menopause, or
when they first become pregnant, the hormones change
again when a baby is born. In fact, the brain is
literally flooded with hormones as soon as the baby
is born.

People assume that women cry as soon as a baby is
born because they are happy. The truth is that it
doesn’t matter whether they are happy, sad, or
otherwise — those tears are going to come, because
they are suddenly being overloaded with hormones.

However, typically, the moment a baby is born is
not when the postpartum depression sets in. That
happens, in most cases, three to five days after
the birth of a baby, and it can last for a few days,
several weeks, or even several months. The typical
length of time however is about two weeks before
the depression goes away.

In most cases, treatment is not necessary for
postpartum depression. In most cases, the woman
is already under the care of a physician, and her
physician will be on the lookout for signs of extreme
postpartum depression. Typically, treatment for
depression is not required unless the depression l
asts for more than two weeks, or it is extreme.

The usual signs of postpartum depression include
unexpected crying, trouble sleeping, and feeling
irritable. In most cases, a woman is not a danger
to her baby during this time. In most cases, the
postpartum blues simply go away, and only turn into
more serious depression if there was already depression
or stress before the birth of the baby.

There’s a lot to understand about Depression. We
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but there is still plenty more to write about in
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Take time to consider the points presented above.
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