A look at the most frequent causes of stillbirth.
In terms of safety, there are a couple of issues to consider in regard to becoming pregnant again after giving birth. The first consideration is the healing process that your reproductive organs need to go through to be ready to conceive again. The second consideration is your body’s readiness to have sex again after giving birth.
Postpartum depression can be a troubling condition. A woman who experiences postpartum depression may feel, in addition to her depression, a sense of guilt that she is not bubbling over with joy about her new baby. In addition, post partum depression can interfere with a woman’s relationship with her new baby and her responsibilities as a new mother.
Postpartum psychosis refers, most simply, to psychosis brought on by having a baby. Postpartum psychosis is not the same thing as postpartum depression, although some women who experience one will experience the other. Postpartum psychosis is much less common than postpartum depression, and affects around one to two women for every thousand women that give birth.
Postpartum depression can be extremely debilitating. It can also rob a new mother of some of the joys of having her new baby. Post partum depression affects as many as 1 out of 8 women during the first few months of their child’s life. Especially when left untreated, postpartum depression can become not only debilitating, but dangerous.
It will take some time for your body to return to normal after having your baby. The most important factor in helping to determine when your period returns is whether or not you are breastfeeding.