This is probably due to hormonal changes and stress following birth.
You should know that depression isn't the same as being sad.
Monitor Your Symptoms In my clinical practice, I often re-assess a person's symptoms to see how their recovery is progressing.
Ask your doctor or psychiatrist if medication would be a good idea.
One of the defining features of depression is a lack of interest or pleasure in things we usually enjoy.
The form I use in my practice is available for free online:.