How can I prevent postpartum depression after pregnancy?
Q: After giving birth to a baby, I have experienced poor concentration, anxiety, fatigue, and sadness. How do I prevent these common symptoms of baby blues?
A: The symptoms you describe may be related to postpartum blues or postpartum depression. Women who experience either of these symptoms are at a higher risk of having them in a subsequent pregnancy or experiencing a major depressive episode later in life. I strongly recommend that you get evaluated by your obstetrician; getting the proper diagnosis and treatment is very important.
Answered by Dr. Marra Francis