PND (Postnatal Depression) or Postpartum Depression is a type of clinical depression that can be developed anytime in the first year after the delivery, but with most women symptoms show 1-2 months after the baby’s arrival.
It’s been reported in approximately 10-15% of women, but because PND is considered somewhat a social taboo, it’s assumed that the number is larger due to many women never openly acknowledge the condition.
Symptoms that Indicate PND: Some symptoms that indicate PND are sadness, anxiety, feeling of helplessness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite and intense negative thoughts. Women with PND show lack of interest in their baby and feel guilty as a result.
In these moments it’s crucial to remember this does not make someone a bad mother and that PND is a medical condition that can be successfully treated