How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

I am feeling depressed a lot - is this "baby blues" or postpartum depression? Has anyone dealt with this? I'm really worried.

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Linda posted November 1, 2019

I often asked myself this question when I first had my Charlie. I remember reading that hormone changes could impact this but a good way to tell was that “baby blues “will fade after a few days or closer to a week, but PPD symptoms will last longer. Really it’s better to be safe and have it checked if you aren’t feeling improvement. Good luck to you, new mama! 0 Likes

Nickie posted November 1, 2019

I don't have a good answer for you on this one because it feels so different in each woman. My husband is actually a physician and he advises that if you have any concern to talk with someone. Also being really open with your partner so that you can get extra support when needed! 0 Likes

Regina posted November 5, 2019

Morning it’s no real answer because everyone have different feels,I always tell them try to talk to someone about what their feeling,and always talk with their partner,and if no partner,their doctor and let them know their not alone other women go through this to 0 Likes

Maile posted November 6, 2019

I felt the same way with my second child. I had a mild case of postpartum and found that getting involved with church, school, and mom groups helped. 1 Like

Audrey posted January 7, 2020

Definitely go see a therapist, and try to join a new moms support group 0 Likes