Yes, I would say that being highly sensitive is one of the symptoms
mommies experience with postnatal depression.
To be able to recognize other symptoms of this condition and get
help right away, here are some important steps I could share with
1. Notice your mood. If you find yourself frequently feeling sad
or crying for no reason following the birth, it could be a symptom
of postpartum depression.
2. Keep track of your sleep patterns. If you have disrupted and
restless sleep because of anxiety over the baby, then you should
speak to a doctor.
3. Examine your feelings. Feelings of rejection, hopelessness and
loss are all symptoms of postpartum depression. Thoughts of death
and suicide are all common in women suffering from this condition.
4. Note your energy level. If you have a lack of energy and no
interest in sex following the birth of your child, you may have
I hope this helps.
Here's a cool article that you might find helpful:How to Build Awareness in Postpartum Depression.
Edited by abigaillewis - 12/11/10 at 8:11am