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Updated 31 August 2015

Know the signs of postpartum depression

New mothers and people close to them should know these warning signs of postpartum depression.

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New mothers and people close to them should know the warning signs of postpartum depression.

They include:

- trouble enjoying your baby or yourself

- trouble sleeping;

- crying jags and feeling sad;

- lack of appetite or big weight gain;

- anxiety;

- feelings of guilt or worthlessness;

- feelings of hopelessness,

- and scary thoughts of harming you or your baby.

If you have any of these warning signs, or know a new mother who exhibits them, get help immediately

 
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