Baby Blues

  • Baby Blues, the period from birth to 14 days. This affects 60-80% of new moms. Symptoms include:

  • Crying , feeling overwhelmed with motherhood, uncertainty

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Cause: Extreme fluctuation on hormones during childbirth

Depression

  • After 14 days postpartum but symptoms can begin to manifest earlier. You know your body!

  • Sadness, crying, overwhelmed

  • Unexplained physical complaints

  • Lack of feelings towards the baby

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Poor concentration/focus

  • Irritability and anger

  • Hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness

  • Guilt and Shame

  • Isolation, anxiety and mood Swings

Anxiety

  • Agitated and Irritable

  • Inability to sit still

  • Excessive concern about baby’s or her own health

  • High alert

  • Rapid appetite changes

  • Racing thoughts, constant worry and heart palpitations

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Cleaning

  • Checking

  • Counting

  • Ordering

  • Obsession with germs and cleanliness

  • Checking on the baby

  • Hypervigilance