Dr. Alberto Sirven
According to the National Institutes of Health, 15 % of new mothers find themselves in a deeper, longer-lasting depression after the baby was born.
The postpartum depression is a syndrome that affects 15 % of pregnant women and it’s convenient to be detected, says Doctor Alberto Sirven, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.
There is a difference between postpartum blues (symptoms lasting two weeks) and postpartum depression (symptoms persisting for more than two weeks), the specialist explains.
Inability to eat and sleep, feelings of anger, sadness or guilt are symptoms of postpartum depression.