Postpartum depression affects one in seven women after giving birth, and thanks to celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, it’s being talked about more and more. But when you consider that these statistics don’t account for the women who have had miscarriages and still can develop postpartum depression, the number is actually much higher. There was even a study done in 2011 that suggested adoptive mothers have about the same rates of depression as postpartum mothers.
Depression can start while a woman is still pregnant, and the symptoms can come on as late as a year after giving birth.
Feelings of guilt or overwhelming anger, disinterest in the baby, sadness, and trouble sleeping are all signs that something could be wrong.
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