Postpartum disorders are surprisingly common in new mothers. These unfortunate problems can range in severity from mildly interfering with a mother’s ability to provider herself and her child with adequate care to threatening the lives of both new babies and their mothers. It is absolutely essential that doctors and other healthcare professionals be able to recognize the symptoms of postpartum disorders in order to ensure that mothers get the help they need during these difficult times.
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
While many women suffer from what’s known colloquially as “the baby blues,” experiencing elevated levels of sadness, spells of uncontrolled crying, and difficulty sleeping due to the often severe hormonal changes that occur around the birth of a child, those who are suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety usually need professional help. These women have longer-lasting and far more intense feelings of depression and elevated stress, which can lead to … Read the rest