California Eating Disorder Recovery Center Talks About Postpartum

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a type of clinical depression that appears after childbirth. It is estimated that one in seven new mothers will struggle with PPD. In our work at our California eating disorder recovery center, it’s not uncommon to see PPD result in the resurfacing of an eating disorder in a woman who has previously recovered from it.

Symptoms of PPD can include:

  • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  • Intense sadness
  • Crying episodes
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty bonding with the baby
  • Reduced desire for sex
  • Ideations or intentions of hurting yourself or your baby
  • Anxiety, and irritability

While many women experience some of these symptoms for a short time after giving birth, if they are severe or last more than a few weeks, it may be that the new mother is suffering from PPD. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2u6xvIg

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