Postpartum depression.

MORE research is needed to determine the link between rapid hormone drop after delivery and depression. Oestrogen and progesterone degrees increase tenfold during pregnancy, but drop dramatically after the delivery. After three days of delivery, these hormones drop further to pre-pregnancy levels.

In addition to these chemical changes, the social and psychological changes associated with having a child increase the risk of postpartum depression.

Examples of these adjustments include bodily changes, lack of sleep, worries about parenting, or changes in relationships.

Postpartum depression is treated differently, depending on the kind and...

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