Entry from British & World English dictionary
Depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.
- Of these, around 200 will suffer from severe post-natal depression or the even more serious puerperal psychosis.
- But I have five children myself and I suffered with post-natal depression but I never thought once of killing them.
- His partner, suffering from post-natal depression, had dropped the baby off with his mother because she could not cope any more.
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