Up to 20% of pregnant and new moms experience depression or anxiety.
Yes, it’s that common!
No one can say for definite that having specific stresses or experiences in your life, or perhaps having certain personality traits, causes postpartum anxiety or depression but we do know that there are quite a few factors that can increase your risk.
Also download my FREE Guide To Pregnancy & Postpartum Stress, Anxiety & Depression. It is full of information about symptoms, different types of maternal mood disorders and advice about what to do to start feeling like yourself again.
About The Author:
Dr. Sarah Allen is a psychologist who has had over 20 years experience treating pregnancy & postpartum mood disorders. She is also the Director if the Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois, a state-wide non-profit organization that advocates and supports maternal mental health.
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If you are experiencing symptoms of either anxiety, depression or obsessional thoughts it isn’t something you have done wrong, or something that’s wrong with you and you certainly needn’t blame yourself for feeling this way. It’s just, for a variety of reasons, the childbearing years are the most likely time in a women’s life to experience a mental health issue.
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