Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can You Get Postpartum Depression After An Abortion

Share
1

1
Is it possible for you to have postpartum depression after an abortion?

Is it possible for you to have postpartum depression after an abortion?

Yes: But it would more likely be referred to as post abortion depression. If you have this, please seek therapy with a psychologist and check in with your obgyn to make sure that you are physically fine. If the depression is severe, start with a psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,588 Doctors shared insights

Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


4

4
What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.

You can contact postpartum support, international at www. Postpartum. Net. ...Read more

5

5
I have heard that if I have another child I will get postpartum depression again, but worse. Is this true? I did not get it with my first child.

I have heard that if I have another child I will get postpartum depression again, but worse. Is this true? I did not get it with my first child.

No that is not true.: If you did not get it with your first child, your risk should be no greater than the general population of childbearing women, which is between 10-20%.

The risk would only increase beyond that if you experienced PPD before. Then, the risk for a subsequent pregnancy would increase up to 50%. However there are ways to lower that seem to lower that risk factor. Preventative measures. ...Read more

6

6
How to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.

You can also pick up a copy of my book,
happy endings, new beginnings: navigating postpartum disorders at your local barnes & noble or online at amazon. Com.

You can contact postpartum support, international at www. Postpartum. Net. ...Read more

7

7
Could bpd get worse with postpartum depression?

Could bpd get worse with postpartum depression?

Bipolar Disorder?: Bipolar disorder can worsen with pregnancy or postpartum. Borderline personality disorder symptoms may also intensify in this situation. ...Read more

8

8
How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSIO: It depends on the patient. Sometimes it takes months before symptoms appear, occasionally at once after delivery due to stress of having a baby. ...Read more

9

9
I sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?

I sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?

Sad or depressed?: It is unclear if you are having enough symptoms of depression to make it advisable to take measures (whether hormonal or prophylactic medication) to prevent postpartum depression. Getting sad periodically is normal, especially if there is a reason. In order to address this individually, see a mental health professional with expertise in perinatal issues. ...Read more

10

10
How do I know if I am at risk for postpartum depression?

How do I know if I am at risk for postpartum depression?

Know risk factors: Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including:

*previous history of postpartum depression
*symptoms of depression or severe anxiety
during pregnancy
*prior history of depression
*significant pms or pmdd
*lack of social support network
*relationship problems
*major psychosocial stressors
*fertility issues may increase risk
*history of physical and/or sexual abuse. ...Read more

11

11
Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. ...Read more

12

12
Could I be suffering from postpartum depression? How can I tell?

Could I be suffering from postpartum depression? How can I tell?

Not the baby blues: Postpartum depression develops 1 - 6 months after the birth of your baby. Symptoms last at least 2 weeks that include feeling depressed with at least 4 of the following: poor sleep, low energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of excessive guilt, lack of enjoyment, moving slower of faster than normal, or suicidal thoughts. If you have any of these, seek professional assistance. ...Read more

13

13
What are the barriers to getting professional help for postpartum depression?

What are the barriers to getting professional help for postpartum depression?

Stigma and more: Some women have the idea that to admit they have a problem is weak, in fact, I think it's just the opposite. Reaching out takes courage.

Sometimes it's the stigma of admitting you have a mental health problem that keeps people from asking for help. But how can we change this if no one admits they are suffering and this is a real syndrome! ...Read more

14

14
What will treat postpartum depression?

What will treat postpartum depression?

Medication/PsyhoT: Medication to help you manage sx, psychotherapy to help you build coping skills, identify maladaptive thoughts, help you re-establish self-care routine and help with managing stress. ...Read more

15

15
Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

It can be.: Some women have irritability and anger as the predominant symptom of their depression.

It is best to seek help to assess whether this is a symptom of depression. ...Read more

16

16
What's the outcome of postpartum depression?

Positive w treatment: With treatment, there is a very positive prognosis for complete recovery. See my
soon to be released book about positive
transformation following postpartum depression, "happy endings, new beginnings: navigating postpartum disorders" (see amazon new releases). ...Read more

17

17
What is postpartum depression? Is it serious?

What is postpartum depression? Is it serious?

Postpartum: depression is a psychological disorder which occurs in women after child birth. It is a very serious form of depression which can endanger both the mother and child if left untreated. Suicidal and homocidal thoughts can accompany the depression. Psychotherapy and medication can help overcome this disorder. ...Read more

18

18
How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

Do speak with: Someone. I agree with dr scarantino. Don't wait if you are unsure whether it's post partum or not, speaking with your doctor or a therapist will help you figure out what s wrong.. ...Read more

19

19
How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

Psychiatric Eval.: Between the changes in hormones and life style that come after childbirth, it is very common for a woman to have mood swings and to feel down. This can be accompanied by feeling overwhelmed, being more tearful, difficulty sleeping and feeling anxious, jittery or irritable. This is called the postpartum blues and it happens to more than half of women. It can increase for several days after your >. ...Read more

20

20
How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

Find a therapist.: In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for years if left untreated and can become quite severe. Find a therapist that is experienced or ask your or her doctor for a referral. ...Read more

21

21
How does postpartum depression affect my family?

How does postpartum depression affect my family?

Adds More Stress: Any illness puts a stress on a family balance. Having a baby puts a stress on a family as well (even if it's a positive stress). Every family deals differently with stress and any particular action by the family will be dependent on how family deals with stress during "bad" times. If you feel, you have post-partum depression, get evaluated, get treatment for your sake and sake of your child. ...Read more

22

22
What are the risk factors for postpartum depression?

Prior Depression: Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including:

*previous history of postpartum depression
*symptoms of depression or severe anxiety
during pregnancy
*prior history of depression
*significant pms or pmdd
*lack of social support network
*relationship problems
*major psychosocial stressors
*fertility issues may increase risk
*history of physical and/or sexual abuse. ...Read more

23

23
What should you do if you have postpartum depression?

What should you do if you have postpartum depression?

See a doctor: If you feel depressed in the immediate post partum you need to talk to your doctor about it, it is not normal part of the post partum. ...Read more

24

24
Define postpartum depression and describe its causes?

Difficulty coping: Affecting about 10% of new moms, women with postpartum depression have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, or despair that cause them difficulty coping with their daily tasks. It can occur anytime after delivery but usually starts 1-3 weeks after delivery.
It is likely from body, mind and lifestyle factors combined.
These women need treatment with counseling and sometimes medication. ...Read more

25

25
What are major risk factors for postpartum depression?

What are major risk factors for postpartum depression?

Past History: Far and away, the largest risk factor for post-partum depression is a prior personal history of a major depressive episode, major mood episode such as mania or bipolar disorder, or a prior psychotic episode. To a lesser extent, a family history of any of the above increases the risk. ...Read more

26

26
What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

GetProfessional Help: Postpartum depression is common, but that doesn't make it trivial. For some, it can be extremely severe. For most, it interferes with both joy & relationships at a key time in the life of your family. For some, the negative mood can get locked in & be long-lasting. The depressed mom has a very hard time determining how bad it is. Plus there is often guilt that blocks a mom seeking help. Don't let it. ...Read more

27

27
What should I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

Get Medical Help: Call your doctor.

Check out postpartum support international for referrals and support groups:
http://www. Postpartum. Net/get-help. Aspx. ...Read more

28

28
When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

Hippocrates: Hippocrates wrote in 700 bc about post-partum emotional difficulties in women. German obstetrician friedrich benjamin osiander published the first full description of postpartum psychosis in 1797. Postpartum depression was first seen as a disorder in 1850's. By the 1950's these women were called "neurotic, " & treated w/valium or ect. No wonder they were reluctant to speak out then! ...Read more

29

29
What is the technical definition of postpartum depression?

What is the technical definition of postpartum depression?

Depression: Postpartum depression (PPD) is depression that occurs any time within the first year after delivery, although it usually happens within the first 4-5 weeks postpartum. Some symptoms include irritabiity, anger, guilt, sadness, anxiety or panic (especially about one's ability to care for the child), & ambivalent feelings toward the baby. If you think you may have ppd, seek help from your ob. ...Read more

30

30
What should I do for my friend with postpartum depression?

What should I do for my friend with postpartum depression?

Support her: Support your friend by being present and willing to hear her feelings. Help with the infant, if appropriate. Encourage & help your friend to get professional care for her depression. Medicines (some are safe in breastfeeding) and talk therapy may help her. Help her reach out to others, like extended family who may not know what she needs. For education: http://tinyurl. Com/7onlu98. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
449 Doctors shared insights

Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more


Dr. Linda Bernstein
222 Doctors shared insights

Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more