Mental health you need to know about postpartum depression

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Postpartum depression in men: The partners of birthing parents can also develop a type of PPD called paternal.

It's not the same as the baby blues: Experienced by 50-85% of mothers, the baby blues are very common.

What are the symptoms?: Many feel sad, empty, moody, or fatigued, which can last for weeks after.

Treatment for postpartum depression: If you have symptoms of PPD, you should contact a healthcare professional.

Physical factors: While you’re pregnant, your levels of estrogen and progesterone.

What is postpartum depression?: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a form of depression that occurs following the birth of a baby.

It can affect non-biological parents: Contrary to popular belief, PPD can also affect adoptive parents.

Causes and risk factors for postpartum depression: The exact cause isn’t clear, but some factors may contribute.

Baby blues: The baby blues typically manifests as sudden crying, and will usually clear up on its own. 

Postpartum mood disorders don't always show up immediately after the birth: Symptoms can start to show within a few weeks of childbirth.

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