Recognizing and treating postpartum depression

by | Feb 21, 2019 | Health Featured

After going through the 9-10 months of pregnancy phase, it is time for you and the family to cherish the newborn baby. All those years of the dream have come true now and most feels say that they feel complete after delivery. The cute little one is the result of the struggle and the hardship you have faced in these 10 months. Even though there is a sense of reliving the phase is not completely over. It is very important to understand that your body will now try to get back to the original shape it used to be and because of this, there could be some drastic changes. From the shape of your body to the skin tones, everything will start to change slowly. In general, 80% of the new moms feel relieved but they are also afraid of the new responsibility they have got along with the newborn. This is called baby blues and it is just that mental thing which happens to moms. But thankfully in two or three weeks, these symptoms would go away on their own. Some of the best hospital for delivery in Noida offer new moms, post-natal classes and parenting classes, to help them cope up with the new changes.

Post-partum depression is something that is completely different from baby blues. It is very intensive and it could affect you in a very bad way. It could intervene with the daily functioning of your body and mind. It will affect you in such a way that you won’t be able to take care of yourself nor your baby. You might even feel like you have lost yourself and going to lose your loved ones. It can make you feel hopeless and also test your patience in such a way that it will start questioning your ability to be a mother.

Post-partum depression can happen due to one or more reasons. Some of them are:

  • Medical problems during delivery like preterm delivery
  • When the baby has some medical conditions
  • If you are having a history of depression and bipolar syndrome
  • The family history of depression or any other mental illness
  • Fear about pregnancy and the responsibility post pregnancy
  • Usage of drugs
  • Not able to cope with the lifestyle post pregnancy

There are many advanced treatments for post-partum depression like anti-depression medication and counseling. But according to a few health experts, the most effective one is the support from family and friends. Having a very happy environment and helping the new mother in the baby choirs by taking up half of the responsibility can help her recover faster.

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