Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression.
Here are some warning signs to look for in the postpartum period, call your practitioner if you have any of these symptoms:
Fever over 101 F
Crying that lasts for days
Thoughts of harming the baby
Your depression significantly interferes with your ability to care for your baby or carry out other normal daily functions
Intense fatigue or sleeplessness.
Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Lack of motivation or loss of interest in yourself and your family
Remember, postpartum can be a wonderful time of adjustment. Having a new baby to love and care for is difficult no matter how much you prepare.
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