Postpartum Depression

FACTS

• Postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms can occur up to ONE YEAR after your baby is born

• PPD is one of the most common medical complications during and after pregnancy

• In the U.S., 1 in 9 moms suffers from PPD regardless of age, ethnicity, income, or marital status

• There are many factors that contribute to PPD but the exact cause is unknown

• If you have a previously diagnosed mental health condition, you may be at a higher risk of developing PPD

• PPD can affect more than just the mom such as your relationship with your partner and the development of your child

You should know that if it happens to you, it is NOT your fault


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

• Feeling sad, hopeless and overwhelmed

• Crying more often than usual for no apparent reason

• Feeling worried or overly anxious

• Moodiness, restlessness or irritability

• Anger, rage or agitation

• Insomnia (and not just because your baby is not sleeping at night)

• Having no energy or motivation

• Having trouble focusing and making decisions

• Losing interest in things you used to enjoy

• Withdrawing from family and friends

• Decreased appetite

• Persistent doubt about your ability to care for your baby

• Not having any interest in the baby

• Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

• Physical signs such as stomach ache and nausea as well as headaches

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS DO NOT FEEL EMBARRASSED, ASHAMED OR GUILTY

IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE A BAD MOM AND YOU AND YOUR BABY DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER

PLEASE TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR CALL DR. WAGNER. THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE!

Address

Kimberly Wagner, Psy.D. PSY 25460
990 Highland Drive
Suite 103
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Phone: (858) 997-3457

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