Posted on Jun 07, 2008 | Comments 0
What can make a woman happier than giving birth to a new baby? But, delivering a baby can potentially trigger women with a jumble of powerful emotions. Postpartum is the most difficult period that every woman will experience.
These emotions can be anything from excitement and happiness to fear and anxiety.
Apart from these emotions, you can also expect something called “postpartum depression” as a result of delivering a baby.
Are you wondering why do you feel so low or disturbed?
You might be wondering that you love your baby, but why are you feeling so sad and restless.
Even though you love your newborn baby, it is quite common for you to experience certain unusual mood changes after giving birth to a baby.
Usually, it takes sometime for any females to feel better after giving birth to a baby. But, if it takes much longer time, then you can expect that to be a postpartum depression. Because of this postpartum depression, you can obviously feel restless, fatigued, anxious and also worthless.
Many researches have approximately estimated that almost 80% of all women, eventually experiences some sort of depression and also mood disturbances after pregnancy. But, only 10-20% among these can actually develop into more disabling form of mood disorder called postpartum depression.
Do you think that this postpartum depression hurts your baby?
Postpartum depression majorly affects mother. With this postpartum depression, you will eventually lack your ability to be a better parent.
Usually, you can feel difficulty in concentrating and lack your ability to meet your child’s need for your love and affection. So, as a result you can develop various behavioral and sleep problems.
So, if you have a postpartum depression, try to take good care of yourselves by following simple self care measures. These self care measures can mainly include:
- Try to prefer healthy lifestyle choices by eating more fruits and vegetables and also try to avoid consuming more amounts of alcohol.
- Never pressure yourself to do everything; try to assess your ability in achieving things and take help from others.
- Avoid being isolated from others. Discuss with your partner, friends or other family members about your feelings.
Always remember, each and every child deserves the chance to have a healthy loving mother. At the same time, all moms deserve the chance to enjoy their precious life with their children. So, never suffer alone. If at all you are facing any symptoms of depression or anxiety, try to discuss it with your loved ones and seek proper medical advice at right time and lead a healthy and wonderful life with your children.