Research reports find that 1 in 9 women experience depression during or after pregnancy. Depression however is treatable and all you require is a suggestion from the health care providers as earlier as possible. Read on the Depression symptoms, signs and treatment among women before, during, and after pregnancy.
Depression can affect anyone, may interfere with daily life and may last for weeks or months at same time. It doesn’t feel same for all; some may experience very few depression symptoms while others may notice major signs.
How long these depression symptoms occur and stay, and how intense they feel vary from person to person.
Symptoms of Depression
- Anxiety, Empty mood, sad, hopelessness feelings
- Feelings of pessimism, helplessness
- Irritability, Tiredness, Fatigue
- Lack of interest in physical activity
- Overeating or Loss of appetite
- Sleep Depravity
- Memory problems
- Aches and Pains that stay for long
- Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
What is postpartum depression?
Depression that occurs after the pregnancy is referred as postpartum depression, and the symptoms and signs of postpartum depression are more intense and may last longer. Along with the symptoms of depression, postpartum depression symptoms also include feelings of anger, extreme worry about your baby, Feeling guilty about your ability to care for your baby and more.
If you are experiencing emotional changes or facing depression, discuss with your health care provider as soon as possible. Depression is treatable and most sufferers get better with the support and treatment.
Ensure you follow-up on all referrals and treatment your health care provider suggests. Inform them on your pregnancy status or breastfeeding.
*Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed