Less Risk of Postpartum Depression

Less Risk of Postpartum Depression

Are you at risk? Common symptoms of PPD include:

  • Depressed mood or mood swings with exaggerated highs and lows.
  • Uncontrolled crying and irritability.
  • Loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities.
  • Lack of interest in sex.
  • Difficulty with memory, concentrating, and making decisions.
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation.
  • Fatigue, sluggishness, and feeling exhausted.
  • Changes in appetite or sleep. Insomnia.
  • Recurrent thoughts of death/suicide.
  • Intrusive unwanted thoughts.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, especially failure at motherhood.
  • Lack of interest in the baby.
  • Excessive anxiety over child's health

(Excerpt from the Mood Disorders of Canada website.)

Some Mother Me doulas have had extensive experience with postpartum depression from their own personal transition into motherhood. All Mother Me doulas have furthered their professional development by training with the Pacific Postpartum Support Society.

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