5. Myth • You cry constantly when you have PPD.
Remember, you’ve gone from childless with the ability to sleep and organize your day, to caregiver of a helpless infant that takes all your time and most of your sleep. All new mothers are likely to cry or feel overwhelmed more than usual. It’s not a one-size-fits-all disorder and how it affects you is unique as well. There are a range of symptoms including: sadness, anxiety, doubt, anger, detachment, and physical pain.