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Causes of postpartum depression

Causes of postpartum depression

It is normal to feel a short period of postpartum depression accompanied by mild depressive symptoms right after giving birth. The main cause are hormonal changes, but it may be related to other factors, such as:

  • Physical changes
  • Insufficient sleep and general exhaustion
  • Work and social relationship changes
  • Being unable to make time for herself
  • Feeling unconfident about her ability for taking care of the baby
By BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 10/19/2018
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