Having a baby is usually one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but for some women, it can include times of sadness and depression. Life with a new baby can be thrilling and rewarding, but it can also be hard and stressful for some mothers. Many physical and emotional changes happen to women during pregnancy and childbirth, which can cause sadness and depression.
That, according to Dr. Karen Broquet, professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine.
Postpartum depression affects approximately 10 to 15 percent of new mothers. It often causes anxiety and obsession about caring for the baby.