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Post Partum Depression

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Marcia Garrett

on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of Post Partum Depression

A moderate to severe depression in a woman after given birth
Can arise after delivery up to a year
Can last months or years
Is a silent or hidden depression for many
PPD- Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression
How do I know?
How do I see it?
There is no one cause
Prevention is not always possible

hormonal shifts
any life stress
emotional dismay
traumatic events recent or from childhood
lack of social support
any disorder already diagnosed
many other triggers possible
Bring out Awareness
Family Relationships
& Development
Affects on
the Infant
Affects as
the Child Grows
Physically children need to be cared for and necessary attention
Infants need to learn how to use their bodies and challenged
Lack of interest or attention can cause a delay in muscle growth
Isolation can create a psychosocial delay

(US & Canada)


1 (800) PPD MOMS
feelings of being overwhelmed, guilty, confused, scared,
extreme sadness, hopeless, failing
disconnected, no bonding, numb
anger, resentment, impatience
difficulty sleeping, eating, or concentrating
knowing something is "wrong"
hiding all symptoms because of fear
How did this happen?
What did I do wrong?
Learn about PPD
Understand it can be silent and hidden
Women often feel alone and withdraw
Mothers will "Put on a face" to hide the embarrassment or their fears and weaknesses in attempts to protect their family and themselves
PPD is a serious condition
A mother’s reaction to the pregnancy and birth is strongly associated with partner support
Stress can come between parents of a child
potentially affect the relationship, creating more stress with the child

a general well being should be supported
for all members of the family
Mother less interested or tolerant of the infant
Infant has sadness or anger
can lead to delay in cognitive development
Feeding styles may be affected
emotional confusion
Infant delay in learning physical, social, or cognitive skills

The child may have trouble during crucial development stages
These affects may be long lasting into all parts of childhood through adolescence
Emotional needs, physical needs, learning

Bonding &
Feedback Sequencing
Bonding between mother and child is a necessary emotional relationship
When a mother is distant from a child, the learning from feedback and communication is lax.
A child cannot understand what is to be cognitive and may struggle
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