Doctor insights on:
Can You Get 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dangerous Ones: Postpartum depression, when severe, can be associated with sleep deprivation, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and intrusive, obsessive, and disturbing thoughts about the baby. Postpartum psychosis is a different condition that is more associated with bipolar disorder and involves hallucinations and delusions and an increased risk of infanticide. Both demand immediate support and psychiatric care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including:
*previous history of postpartum depression
*symptoms of depression or severe anxiety
*prior history of depression
*significant pms or pmdd
*lack of social support network
*major psychosocial stressors
*fertility issues may increase risk
*history of physical and/or sexual abuse. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can you get pregnant after an abortion?
- How long after conception can you get an abortion?
- After how many months can you not get an abortion
- Can you get pregnant during postpartum bleeding?
- Can you take a laxative after an abortion?
- Can you get pregnant two weeks after abortion?