What is the term for a period of deep depression following the birth of a child that affects approximately 10% of all new mothers for months or even years?

1 Answer
Sep 29, 2016

Postpartum Depression.


After childbirth the levels of Estrogen and Progesterone in a woman's body quickly drop. Which can lead to chemical changes in their brain that can trigger mood swings. Many mothers are also in a constant state of sleep deprivation that can lead to exhaustion which also contributes to Postpartum Depression.