This is a topic that I’m going to have a guest blogger help me with. Although I know a lot about it, a specialist is always the best person to turn to when you have postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression occurs in men and women and it is a type of clinical depression, occurring typically after childbirth.
Studies report that up to 25% of new parents will have postpartum depression.
There is a standardized self-reported questionnaire called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. If new parents score more than 13 they are most likely suffering from postpartum depression. That’s when it’s time to call someone like my friend Maria Zeitz. I will include her phone number at the end of this blog.
Some of the symptoms are sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, guilt, exhaustion, social withdrawal, decreased sex drive, feeling inadequate in taking care of the baby, becoming easily frustrated, and low or no energy. And these are just a few.
I am going to ask Maria to guest blog all about this for me so then we can give you even more information. Until then look out for these symptoms in your friends, family, or even yourself.
Here is Maria’s number:
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