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Mental health and wellness for parents and children

How would I know if I have post-natal depression?

Symptoms of postpartum depression can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and inadequacy; lack of interest in the baby and other activities; difficulty bonding with the baby; withdrawal from family and friends; trouble sleeping (even when the baby is asleep); and thoughts of hurting the baby or oneself. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are unsure if you have postpartum depression, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for an evaluation. They can help you determine if you have postpartum depression and develop a treatment plan that may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both.