Knowledge is Key!

A lack of knowledge on postpartum depression is one of the most common factors preventing women from spotting the signs and symptoms. It is imperative to be well educated on the subject and to understand that it is extremely normal to experience these feelings. The more you know, the easier it will be to acknowledge the problem and seek help. Here are a few signs to look out for:

What are the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression? ***

·      Loss of interest/enjoyment in your usual activities and hobbies

·      Excessive crying

·      Feelings of sadness and emptiness

·      Loss of appetite or increase in appetite

·      Trouble sleeping or resting

·      Overwhelming guilt

·      Irritability

·      Avoiding friends and family

·      Distance from spouse/partner

·      Lack of interest in your baby

Am I at risk? ***

·      Domestic violence

·      Single parent

·      Unemployment

·      Financial troubles

·      Unplanned pregnancy

·      Baby with birth defects

 

Do any of these apply to you?  If so, don’t be ashamed or afraid. Stop by and join us at our first peer-to-peer support group meeting. This is a guilt free get together where you can meet other moms experiencing the same feelings, or get tips from moms who have experienced postpartum depression and made it through.

 

*** This is a condensed list. There are many signs, symptoms, and feelings.

 

Click on the link for more information on our first peer-to-peer support group meeting:

http://www.ccmmhc.org/local-meetings-1/

or contact Liz:

by phone: 361-207-0157

by e-mail: liz@ccmmhc.org