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Moms Need More Support to deal with Postpartum Depression

Postnatal or Postpartum Depression or PPD is a common situation which happens after childbirth and affects 1 in every 7 women. India alone has over 10 million cases every year, but people are not aware of it. As a result of this, mothers of newly born babies don’t get the required support.

Symptoms of PPD

PPD occurs within four weeks of childbirth and may continue for many months and even after a year. Symptoms of this condition include:

  • Sadness
  • Agitations
  • Mood swings
  • Despondency
  • Anxiety
  • Sense of hopelessness and worthlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Inexplicable crying
  • Fluctuations in appetite

What to do?

  • Make sure that they follow a healthy diet and rest properly
  • Be with them
  • Check with the doctor about exercising
  • Support them in their daily chores and routine tasks
  • Consult a professional

This Mother’s Day, let us all take a pledge to be more careful and spread awareness about Postpartum Depression. Let us support the moms and show them that they are not alone.

PsyCare is organising a live health talk for all moms and to be moms. Please feel free to ask your queries with PsyCare experts on 14th May 2017 between 12pm-1pm.  Get more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1359739387426018/.

Moms need more support – Let us be with them! #MomURNotAlone

To get professional help and show that you care for them, feel free to call +91 11 4016 7031 or visit www.psycare.in.

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