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  • Atlantic Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

  • Phone: 973-540-0100
  • Postpartum Depression Support Group

  • Phone: 1-888-247-1400

Symptoms and Contributing Factors

Women who suffer from postpartum depression may experience any or all of these symptoms up to a year after delivery:

  • Crying without apparent reason
  • Intense anger or agitation
  • Frightening feelings and delusional thoughts
  • Obsessive need to talk
  • Over-concern or lack of concern about the baby
  • Extreme highs and lows
  • Inability to concentrate, feeling confused
  • Inability to cope, feelings of helplessness
  • Striking change in feelings, or no feelings at all
  • Change in sleep pattern, either too much or too little
  • Change in appetite, eating too little or too much
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares

If you have any of these symptoms, you may be at additional risk for postpartum depression:

  • A family or personal history of postpartum depression or depression
  • Decreasing levels of hormones as your body adjusts to not being pregnant
  • Leaving the hospital before you are discharged
  • Disappointment that your baby's delivery did not go as you expected
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of support from your partner and extended family
  • High-needs infant
  • Changes in your lifestyle, such as becoming a stay-at-home mom
  • A strong desire to feel in control at all times
  • Unrealistic expectations of yourself or your partner in terms of being able to "do it all"
  • Increase in day-to-day stressors that leave you feeling overwhelmed
  • Any medical problems for you and/or your baby
  • Feeling of loss: loss of freedom, loss of identity or loss of self-esteem
  • Being alone
  • Atlantic Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

  • Phone: 973-540-0100
  • Postpartum Depression Support Group

  • Phone: 1-888-247-1400

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

 

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