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postnatal depression

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Definition of postnatal depression in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.
Example sentences
  • 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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