Postpartum depression Orlando affects about 3 million women a year. Though it is a condition that a lot of women face after giving birth, it is still something that is not widely discussed. With celebrities like actress Hayden Panettiere and Brooke Shields opening up in the media about their struggles with postpartum depression, more and more women are talking about it and seeking help.
Opening up the lines of communication and removing the stigma will allow many others to get the proper help they need. Having a child is often stressful, but what signs should you look for to distinguish between average parenting issues you have adjusting to becoming a mother and having postpartum depression? Let's take a look at some of the signs of postpartum depression.
Some women experience these symptoms on a smaller scale for a few days to two weeks after their child is born and it goes away. This is commonly called "the baby blues." For others, it can last for a few weeks or longer. If you have felt any of the symptoms above, seek professional help. There is no shame in getting the help you need so you are healthy enough, both mentally and physically, to take care of yourself and your family. You are not alone.
Seek mental health counseling today. Understand what is going on and how to reconnect back to yourself. Don’t sit in the discomfort any longer. At High Expectations Counseling we are prepared to walk this journey with you.
It is important to seek therapy and treatment as soon as possible. If you detect it to late or not at all, then the condition will more than likely worsen. Experts have found that many children are and can be affected by a mothers untreated PPD. These children can be prone to sleep disturbance, impaired cognitive developments, insecurities, and very frequent temper tantrum.