symptoms of postpartum depression

do i have postpartum depression

Common symptoms of postpartum depression:

  • overwhelming sadness and depression
  • frequent crying
  • irritability
  • difficulty bonding with your baby
  • difficulties sleeping
  • changes in appetite
  • trouble concentrating
  • thinking your baby is better off without you
  • doubting your ability to be a good mother
  • feelings of worthlessness or guilt

These symptoms can appear anytime during pregnancy or in the twelve months after childbirth (or longer if left untreated).  Any of these symptoms along with other symptoms not listed could indicate you have a perinatal anxiety or mood disorder.  If these depressive symptoms do not ring true for you, but you are still not feeling like yourself, you may have another perinatal mood disorder, such as Postpartum Anxiety. Please do not hesitate to get the help you need so that you can recover from feeling like this.  With help, you can feel better.