What is postpartum depression and anxiety?
A predisposition for mental health problems (depression, anxiety, etc).
A history of mental health problems including histories of abuse and trauma.
The sudden increase in estrogen and progesterone upon conception and the sudden decrease in those hormones upon delivery.
The lack of sleep that plays a role on your biological functioning
The multitude of changes that occur due to having a child
Lack of social support and high expectations/idealizations of parenthood