Natural Parenting Toolbox: Postpartum Depression Danger Signs

  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or getting out of bed.
  • Frequent wakefulness due to vivid, frightening dreams.
  • Loss of interest in food or extreme food cravings for high carbohydrate or high caffeine snacks
  • Unusual weight loss of gain.
  • Sustained interest in alcoholic beverages, sedatives or other medication.
  • Feeling sluggish, slowed down, fidgety or agitated.
  • Feeling exhausted and unable to complete routine tasks.
  • Having accidents related to fatigue or inattention.
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, organizing or making choices.
  • Lack of interest in or over concern for the baby.
  • Loss of interest in or difficulty planning and implementing hobbies and pastimes that you once loved.
  • Planning or attempting suicide or injury to oneself, the baby or other children.
  • Feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, panic.
  • Extreme mood swings.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Uncontrollable crying.
  • Thoughts or fantasies of death or of hurting oneself or the children.