A Few Stats on Postpartum Depression
According to recent medical reports:
- Seven out of ten postpartum women will experience "the Blues."
- Another one or two of these women will suffer from postpartum depression.
- And another .01 percent will battle postpartum psychosis.
If you get together with nine of your friends--that makes ten altogether, right?--seven of you will experience "the Blues."
One or two of those seven will struggle with postpartum depression.
Stating the obvious:
Having a baby puts a "bullseye" on you facing emotional upheaval--insomnia, irritability, depression.
You're probably thinking: Tell me something I don't already know. It's all part of having a baby.
My question? Is postpartum depression getting talked about more in the media--radio, television, magazines, newspapers--than it is being talked about within our personal lives?
I don't know. You tell me.
To be continued . . .