Telling loved ones or a trusted physician about your depression and anxiety is the first step to getting the help you need. It can feel scary to share your feelings, but with help everyone feels better. 20% of new moms experience postpartum depression, and we have 5 tips to empower you to speak about your feeling and take the next steps towards getting better.
The birth of a child is an event in a woman’s life that often brings a sense of overwhelming joy. But this is not always the case...and even when excitement and anticipation are at their peak, they can come amid a slew of other not-so-great feelings, too. As it turns out, 1 in 5 women suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression or PPD. Here are 5 signs of Postpartum Depression.
COVENTRY, R.I. — When Kristen Ritchotte ended her overseas relationship with the father of her unborn child, she returned to her native U.S. With no money and no job, she moved in with her parents. Except for doctor’s appointments, she essentially stayed in bed for a month, crying constantly.
The young woman had experienced depression before, though never this severe. If not for her baby, she might have resorted to alcohol, an old coping mechanism.