Effects of Postpartum Depression on the Baby
Postpartum depression can have implications in a baby. Dr. Jila Senemar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says the mother can have negative feelings of resentment towards the baby and, also, she feels the baby is rejecting her.
The expert says when she has a patient with postpartum depression; she studies the behavior and the feeling of the patient. If it’s something emergent, she acts upon it right away.
If it’s not an emergency, the physician starts with counseling, therapies and family therapy.