What Are The Symptoms Of PostPartum Depression And Anxiety

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Most are familiar with postpartum depression. After childbirth, a mother falls into a deep depression which separates her from her child. Unable to show the love or affection a child needs, a mother is wracked with guilt and shame, sending her into a deeper spiral. Some mothers don’t experience detachment from their children after birth, but instead a hyper attachment in the form of anxiety. According to Postpartum Support International, 10 percent of new moms worldwide will suffer from postpartum anxiety.

Signs And Symptoms Of PostPartum Anxiety

  • You feel, think, and do things you wouldn’t normally do
  • Though you are intellectually aware your thoughts are irrational, you cannot emotionally shake the feelings of anxiety they give you
  • You are in constant fear of harming your child or making a mistake that would bring harm to your child
  • You feel as though everything might harm your child
  • You have trouble sleeping because you feel consumed with worry
  • Your anxious thoughts cause restlessness and irritability
  • You experience sweating and discomfort when you have anxious thoughts
  • You also experience physical symptoms such as dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and nausea
  • Your anxiety is causing you to feel depressed because you believe you are unfit to be a mother

Signs And Symptoms Of PostPartum Depression

  • You cannot sleep or eat normally
  • You feel intense feelings of irritability, restlessness, and discontent
  • You do not want to spend time with your baby, breastfeed, or nurture them
  • You feel deep feelings of guilt, remorse, and shame, because you do not want to interact with your child
  • You feel anger and rage because of these feelings
  • You feel lacking motivation, loss of interest in favorite activities
  • You experience mood swings
  • You have panic attacks
  • You feel chronically exhausted no matter how much you sleep
  • You cry many hours of the day without provocation
  • You gain a lot of weight
  • You lose a lot of weight
  • You feel deep depression, fear, and anxiety


Many women who are suffering from postpartum depression also have anxiety. Both anxiety and depression can be treated through rehabilitation. Aurora Recovery Centre offers various levels of treatment which can allow you to heal from depression and anxiety. Call us today to find out how we can help you become the mother you are meant to be. 844-515-STOP.

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