Baby Blues or Something More? Signs of Postpartum Depression

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On ‘Mental Breakthroughs,’ host Patricia Wu and guest Dawn Thompson, CEO and founder of Birthify, discuss the signs of maternal mental health disorders and the importance of seeking support.

Postpartum Mental Health is Common

As many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience mental health challenges like depression and anxiety. These go beyond the “baby blues,” which affect about 80% of women shortly after birth.

Know the Signs

Symptoms to watch for include sadness, lack of interest in life, excessive worry, insomnia, and intrusive thoughts. Inability to sleep, even when the baby is sleeping, can be a significant sign.

Support is Key

Don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Talk to your doctor or midwife, utilize resources like Postpartum Support International, and lean on your family and friends.

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