Symptoms include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness

  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters

  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness

  • Changes in appetite

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren’t your responsibility

  • Trouble bonding with your baby

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

“I let myself slip through the cracks. I was busy just trying to survive and be the best Mom I could. It took a lot of courage to admit to myself that there was a problem. I felt so ashamed and guilty. I was afraid to tell anyone, even my husband, because I thought I would be judged.” - client