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Could my wife have postpartum depression?

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In brief: Possibly

Depression is not uncommon after childbirth, although mild "baby blues" are more common.
Symptoms to look for include sadness/numbness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, changes in sleep or appetite, guilt or worry, poor concentration, low energy, feeling heavy or slow. If she is making any statements about wanting to not be alive or harm herself or the baby bring her to an er.

In brief: Possibly

Depression is not uncommon after childbirth, although mild "baby blues" are more common.
Symptoms to look for include sadness/numbness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, changes in sleep or appetite, guilt or worry, poor concentration, low energy, feeling heavy or slow. If she is making any statements about wanting to not be alive or harm herself or the baby bring her to an er.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatric evaluation.
Possible sxs of post partum depression include feeling tired all the timethe woman might believe she is not a good mother which can lead to feeling guilty or inadequate. She may eat lot more or she may lose appetite ; weight (more than anticipated for shedding post baby pounds). She might want to sleep all day ; find it hard to get out of bed or she might have the opposite.

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Psychiatric evaluation.
Possible sxs of post partum depression include feeling tired all the timethe woman might believe she is not a good mother which can lead to feeling guilty or inadequate. She may eat lot more or she may lose appetite ; weight (more than anticipated for shedding post baby pounds). She might want to sleep all day ; find it hard to get out of bed or she might have the opposite.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
problem & find it very hard to sleep. She may stop trusting her own ability to make decisions. Self confidence & self - love may drop. It may hard to bond with her newborn. Feeling helpless or hopeless may occur & may lead to thoughts about suicide or hurting her new baby.
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