According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), 1 in 8 women may experience postpartum depression. Women may experience the “Baby Blues” within days for up to two weeks after the birth of a child. Women who have postpartum depression experience more intense feelings of anger, isolation, increased crying spells, feeling disconnected from her baby. There are feelings of guilt, self-doubting your abilities to care for the new baby.
The risk factors for postpartum depression would be preterm labor, complications during pregnancy or birth complications and the baby has been hospitalized, mom with multiples, low social support, past history of depression, being a teen mother, mothers who had difficulty with getting pregnant, family history of depression, past trauma and stress.
Some women may psychosis and may become confused, have hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Some women may have obsessions towards the baby.
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