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Postpartum depression

Bringing a new baby home is exciting. However, you might also feel tired and sometimes a little “down”, like having a “baby blue”. This kind of feeling can disappear soon after the baby’s birth but sometimes it lasts longer and hurts more. It turns into postpartum depression.

Signs of postpartum depression:

  • feeling sad
  • worthless
  • hopeless
  • guilty
  • anxious a lot of the time
  • irritable or angry
  • lose interest in things they used to enjoy and may withdraw from others.

What can I do about it?

  • talk about your concerns and worries to a healthcare giver, and ask to refer to professional help if necessary
  • Let your family members and friend help out with taking care of the new baby. You deserve some relaxing time for yourself. Remember, no one is born to be a perfect mother!
  • Exercise! Regular exercise can boost your energy level and make you happy.
  • Eat healthy
  • Get enough sleep
  • Medication. There are medication that can improve depression. Ask your doctor if needed.