Motherhood is one of the most beautiful gifts of the nature to a woman. It is not uncommon to hear every now and then that being a mother brings the greatest joy of all times but at the same time, Indian women are not new to postpartum depression (PPD). Infact, almost 20% to 30% women suffer from PPD or post delivery blues in India.
Symptoms of PPD include lack of interest in celebrations by the family, listlessness, fatigue, exceptional quietness, disinterest in breastfeeding, crying outbursts and unexplained depressive moods. In serious cases, PPD envelops a new mother through anxiety, suicidal thoughts, aggression and insomnia.