Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
Some people feel ashamed about their symptoms or feel they are terrible parents for feeling the way they do. Postpartum depression is extremely common. You're not the only person who feels this way, and it doesn't mean you're a bad person.
You may have postpartum depression if you experience some of the following:
Feeling sad, worthless, hopeless, or guilty.
Worrying excessively or feeling on edge.
Loss of interest in hobbies or things you once enjoyed.
Changes in appetite or not eating.
Loss of energy and motivation.
Trouble sleeping or wanting to sleep all the time.
Crying for no reason or excessively.
Difficulty thinking or focusing.
Thoughts of suicide or wishing you were dead.
Lack of interest in your baby or feeling anxious around your baby.