Postpartum depression: what causes it?

Certainly not you!

Postpartum depression (PPD) happens due to the enormous physical and hormonal changes going on in your body.

The primary cause of PPD is…

  • the shifting of reproductive hormones following your baby’s delivery.

Other secondary causes may include…

  • sleep deprivation,
  • inadequate nutrition,
  • isolation,
  • poor partner support,
  • health issues of mom or baby,
  • a high needs baby, and/or
  • other major stressors that may cause or exacerbate PPD.


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A Final Thought – From the Pillow

Postpartum depression (PPD) can happen to the smartest, strongest, and most loving of moms – YOU!

So don’t think PPD happened because of something you did or didn’t do. Okay?

What’s your view from the bed today, bleak or bright?

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