Postpartum Depression, or “Postpartum”, is an umbrella term used to describe all perinatal mood disorders. But in reality, there are many classifications for what you or your loved one may be experiencing.
Signs and symptoms can vary and also range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually develop during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth and may eventually interfere with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks.
There is not one particular cause. It is often cited as a combination of both physical and emotional factors that occur after childbirth. It is not caused by any action taken or missed by the mother.