Depression doesn’t feel the same for everyone. How often symptoms occur, how long they last, and how intense they may feel can be different for each person.
Lasting sad and anxious.
Feelings of hopelessness.
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness.
Feelings of irritability or restlessness.
Loss of interest in hobbies and activities.
Loss of energy.
Difficulty concentrating, recalling details, or making decisions.
Injury or infection in an arm or leg
Overeating or loss of appetite.
Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts.
How often postpartum depression symptoms occur, how long they last, and how intense they feel can be different for each person. The symptoms of postpartum depression like symptoms for depression, but may also include:
Withdrawing from loved ones
Feelings of anger
Crying more often than usual
Feeling numb or disconnected from your baby
Worrying that you will hurt the baby
Feeling guilty about not being a good mom or doubting your ability to care for the baby.
Experiences that may put some women at a higher risk for depression can include
Pregnancy and birth complications
Pre-term labor and deliver
Being a mom to multiples
Difficulty getting pregnant
Family history of depression
Previous history of depression
Low social support
Stressful life event
Post-partum depression can also occur among women with a healthy pregnancy and birth.