You've Likely Heard Of The Various Postnatal Conditions That Women Can Experience After Giving Birth: Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression And Postpartum Psychosis. Learn More About Each Here At Pregnancy And Baby.
You've likely heard of the various postnatal conditions that women can experience after giving birth: Baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Learn more about each here at Pregnancy and Baby. Baby blues - or postpartum psychosis? While "baby blues" - the most common form of illness associated with new motherhood -- is relatively mild and fleeting, postpartum psychosis produces symptoms that are much more extreme: mental confusion, loss of memory, incoherence and bizarre hallucinations. Find out what this frightening experience was like for one new mom. Baby blues - or it is it really depression? Learn what the baby blues are, as well as the early signs of postpartum depression. The postpartum baby blues. As many as 80% of new mothers experience a case of the baby blues that lasts for weeks after the birth of their baby. This isn't something new mothers can control -- there's no place for blame. The most wonderful and committed mothers, even experienced mothers of more than one child, can get the baby blues. Tired? Maybe it means something more. A simple questionnaire on fatigue, administered two weeks after birth, may serve to identify women who at increased risk of developing moderate to severe postpartum depression, according to researchers. Inpatient unit for moms with postpartum depression. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a novel inpatient unit for moms suffering from PPD. Read more on postpartum depression Postpartum depression Postpartum progress: A postpartum depression resource Dads can experience postpartum depression Postpartum psychosis