The pandemic may be intensifying postpartum depression. But there are resources to help
For new mothers, isolation means after giving birth no recovery support or visits from family and friends. "Postpartum depression is the No. 1 complication of childbirth, affecting 15 percent of new mothers, according to the American Psychological Association. Symptoms can include feelings of sadness and hopelessness, appetite and sleep changes and, in rare instances, thoughts of self-harm. Researchers say it can be caused by plummeting postpartum hormones, sleep deprivation and emotional stress." Juli Fraga investigates in The Lily, the effect coronavirus is having on mothers after giving birth.
From The Lily