Remember, your choice of birth partner is a highly personal decision that you don't need to explain to others.
Depressed After Delivery?
Are you constantly crying for no reason, feel helpless, lack feelings for your baby, are unable to concentrate or cope, or have had a dramatic change in sleep patterns? You may have postpartum depression.
Most women suffer from temporary blues, but 10 percent suffer from PPD. Low functioning thyroid can also be the culprit, but to really learn more about PPD, contact:
Depression After Delivery
PO Box 1282
Morrisville, PA 19067
215-295-3994 or 800-944-4PPD
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