Users' questions

Can you get PPD while pregnant?

Can you get PPD while pregnant?

Symptoms include a wide range of emotional and physiological reactions that can occur during pregnancy and/or about year postpartum. Every woman experiences PPD differently, but understanding the facts and myths about PPD can help you feel less isolated. PPD is often more than depression.

When does PPD start?

The postpartum period generally includes the first 4–6 weeks after birth, and many cases of PPD begin during that time. But PPD can also develop during pregnancy and up to 1 year after giving birth, so don’t discount your feelings if they’re happening outside of the typical postpartum period.

What is the most serious version of Baby Blues?

As many as 50 to 75% of new mothers experience the “baby blues” after delivery. Up to 15% of these women will develop a more severe and longer-lasting depression, called postpartum depression, after delivery. One in 1,000 women develop the more serious condition called postpartum psychosis.

How do I beat postpartum depression?

I was completely overwhelmed.

  • Hydration. The first habit I added to my routine was drinking more water.
  • Nurtition. The next thing I tackled was making sure that I was getting proper nutrition.
  • A Support System.
  • Having Time To Myself.
  • Investing In Myself.
  • Do I have the baby blues or postpartum depression?

    In fact, postpartum depression and the baby blues share many symptoms, including mood swings, crying jags, sadness, insomnia, and irritability. The difference is that with postpartum depression, the symptoms are more severe (such as suicidal thoughts or an inability to care for your newborn) and longer lasting.

    What are the signs of Baby Blues?

    Symptoms of “baby blues” include: Weepiness or crying for no apparent reason. Impatience. Irritability. Restlessness. Anxiety. Fatigue.

    What to look for in postpartum depression?

    In the beginning, postpartum depression can look like the normal baby blues. In fact, postpartum depression and the baby blues share many symptoms, including mood swings, crying jags, sadness, insomnia, and irritability.