Postpartum Depression

postpartum depression

Postpartum depression can last years if left untreated

Postpartum (post-par-tem) adj. Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.

Psychiatrist Madelaine Wohlreich was talking about the weeks after childbirth, postpartum, which "can be among the most exciting in a lifetime.

"But this is also a time of high stress, requiring many adjustments. Lack of sleep, changes in patterns of daily life and concerns about the baby's care are common experiences. Most mothers feel emotionally upset or overwhelmed at times during the adjustment period.

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