1. Check if you just had a baby
2. Check if you're just about to have a baby
3. Check if you are with baby
4. Check if you're depressed, don't blame the baby
According to Healthday, 15% of pregnant women experience depression around the time of their pregnancy. Dr. David L. Katz, director of Yale University School of Medicine's Prevention Research Center, attributes this condition to a couple possible factors: ""There are two potential explanations. Either the challenges of pregnancy -- from hormonal changes to psychological adjustment -- induce depression, or the medical monitoring that occurs around the time of pregnancy identifies depression that otherwise would have gone undiagnosed. Of course, both factors may be in play," he said." (HealthDay)
In any case, if you're feeling depressed, remember that there are people who care and are waiting to help you. Like this guy:
David L. Katz, is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Katz co-founded the Yale Prevention Research Center (PRC) in 1998, and also founded and directs the Integrative Medicine Center (IMC; Derby, CT), a facility that blends allopathic and naturopathic care. Jointly, the IMC and PRC support trials in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. His practice location is in Derby, Connecticut.