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What are the symptoms of post partum depression in a firsttime mother?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Many: Feeling down, loss of appetite inabilty to sleep and many others. If concerned get evauluated because early treatment is essentuial.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can a new mother have post-partum depression even if she was a surrogate and the child is not biologically hers?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: The surrogate still went through the process of pregnancy and the hormone and bodily changes involved. If there was also a history of depression in the surrogate or in the surrogate's family, the risk is there.

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Last updated Nov 26, 2013

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