OB Education - Depression

You may experience a range of emotions the first few weeks after your baby is born. Many mothers will feel sad or cry easily for a week or two after the baby is born, this is called the Baby Blues. If you continue to feel sad after 2 weeks you should talk to your health care provider, you may have Postpartum Depression.

Symptoms of postpartum depression include feeling sad, alone, overwhelmed, ashamed, guilty, angry, upset, irritable, and less interest in your usual activities. You may also feel excessive worry, sleep excessively, have trouble relaxing, have appetite changes, and feel rejected by your baby. If you have these feelings, get help right away. For more information visit www.lifewithnewbaby.ca.

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