Postpartum Depression

After the birth of a baby, the mother might experience a jumble of emotions like joy, anxiety, depression, etc. Postpartum depression is a complication caused by giving birth. Excessive crying, difficulty in bonding with baby, loss of appetite, insomnia, fatigue, etc., are the symptoms of postpartum depression.

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I suffer from postpartum depression which makes it difficult for me to take care of my child. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from postpartum depression. My child frequently cries while I am away from him, which keeps me awake at night. I am unable to handle him alone. So, I feel very depressed about it. My husband helps me in my household chores. My kid is small and I am taking care of him cautiously. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I can understand your situation. Parenting is a tough job but you are lucky enough that your husband helps you to deal with your household chores. You may have postpartum depression. There is non pharmacological management for your depression, y...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old female suffering from postpartum depression since a month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old female. I have been suffering from postpartum depression for a month. My child is two months old. I feel depressed and cry a lot as I am taking care of him alone. I am not able to sleep. Nowadays, I also hate eating and feel tired. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. Parenting is a tough job. You can ask your husband to help and share household chores. You may have the post-depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological m...  Read Full »

My wife seems depressed and angry all the time after giving birth to the child. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. We were living a happy life, and we decided to become parents. So she conceived and gave birth to a girl child two weeks back. But after that, she seemed to be worried all the time. I do not know what is making her feel sad. This is new, she has never been like th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation and concern about your wife. It is a serious thing. Your wife may have postpartum blues or postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis. She needs a detailed evaluation by the nearest psychiatrist. Please do not leave your wife and child...  Read Full »

I have a constant feeling that I cannot take care of my baby well, since my delivery. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been four weeks since my delivery. I am 30 years old now. I delivered a boy baby and he is doing well. But I am not able to sleep properly and I have a constant feeling that I cannot take care of my baby well. I mostly cry at the night. I could not focus on anything around me. I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder or postpartum blues. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1. You should do exerci...  Read Full »

I want to know about postpartum depression in women. What are the symptoms and how to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about postpartum depression. What are the common symptoms shown by a woman suffering from postpartum depression? How soon will it surface in a woman after pregnancy? Why do women face this problem after giving birth to a newborn? How to manage this health issue? Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Postpartum depression occurs due to changes in serum concentrations of several hormones, like a decrease in estrogen and progesterone. Other changes occur in the cortisol, melatonin, oxytocin, and thyroid hormon...  Read Full »

My wife does not show interest in me after her delivery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not here to complain about my life and I am actually seeking guidance. I am a 23 year old male who is married to a beautiful 27 year old female. I am a nice person and at least I believe so, a caring husband and a fun brother. Recently, we had a baby girl and she is 2 months old ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all I do not think that anybody can have a positive outcome without the interest of the person in question. I understand your motive to bring back your wife as well as life to normalcy, bu...  Read Full »

My wife is very abusive, and she does not like my parents and sister. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is very abusive and says the wrong things sometimes. Her mood goes off, and she remains like that for 2 to 3 days. After which, I have to make a lot of efforts by saying sorry so many times, and then she would become normal. During such a period, she will not talk or talk only...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Use of abusive language, suspiciousness, mood swings lasting for days, excessive irritability, and anger cannot be considered normal, and there is a need to have couple counseling. If she responds well to other peopl...  Read Full »

Why do some women experience postpartum depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about delayed postpartum depression. What are some common symptoms of delayed postpartum depression? How soon after birth can its surface? Why do some women experience postpartum depression after the newborn stage? What is the available treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Postpartum depression can occur after a few months of birth even when the lady comes back to the previous routine and observe more work responsibility than previous, and initially unable to manage it. Lack of any helper, hectic job, physical body changes, unable to ...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female feeling worthless and losing control over things. Is this an indication of a mental disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old woman. Since giving birth, I have been experiencing feelings of worthlessness, only frequent thoughts of death, fear of hatred over my baby and myself at times, loss of control and temper, and low self-confidence in my role as a mother and as a wife to my husband. Is it...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. In my opinion, you are probably undergoing postpartum depression, which may be postpartum blues, for which a detailed assessment is needed to confirm the diagnosis. After delivery, there is a tremendous change in the...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing mood swings and depression since I had a baby. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I think I am crazy and depressed, and unhappy. I am young and have a baby. Everything seems perfect, but I still feel negative and overthink a lot.  Read Full »

Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I understand your situation perfectly, but you have given a very short briefing about yourself. How old is your child, and since when do you have this feeling? Is it after your child's birth, or is it from before? How is your sleep? Are you a...  Read Full »

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