24 May 2022

Post-natal depression: symptoms

Postpartum depression is sometimes confused with the baby blues, especially in the early days. What exactly is it?

  • Although there are some similarities, the signs of postpartum depression are more intense and last longer than those of the baby blues.
  • It usually develops in the weeks following delivery, but can sometimes appear during pregnancy or up to a year after birth.
  • The main symptoms include prolonged depressed mood or major mood swings, loss of appetite, a strong desire to isolate oneself, anxiety, abnormally prolonged fatigue, dark thoughts...