The postpartum period that occurs following the birth of your baby can be tough emotionally and physically. Taking care of a new baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week can be exhausting, overwhelming, and very stressful. From the lack of sleep (since you’ll be waking up every three to four hours to feed your newborn) to the physical healing that may take place, you may not be the happiest camper.
Your doctor or healthcare provider has probably informed you about the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression, which affects between 10 to 15 percent of women from a month to a year following delivery. Postpartum depression falls into the category of postpartum mood disorders. [Read more…] about Postpartum Anxiety: The 411 on this Postpartum Mood Disorder