80% of American women develop Postpartum Depression after giving birth.
"Postpartum depression is a common, but frequently unrecognized, devastating mood
disorder," says Kathryn Leopold, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics at Albany Medical
Center in New York.
Postpartum depression (developed within six weeks of delivery) is severe and
long-lasting, with symptoms including:
Anxiety, sadness or despair (constant mental basket case and bitchy attitude)
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, especially failure at motherhood (you will be
blamed for everything she does wrong)
Loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities (sex stops, constant nagging starts)
Difficulty concentrating or making decisions (similar to the mentally
Fatigue (did nothing the whole day, yet always tired)
Changes in appetite or sleep (becomes fat, then obese)
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide (completely mentally insane)
The point here is that you don't want women's problems to become your problems.
67% of "women of independent minds" agree that they are mentally messed up. And that's before they give birth
and have Postpartum depression on top of their existing mental problems. Truly scary stuff.