Postpartum Depression Sighs

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Hello new mom! With everything going on around the world, it is understandable to have mixed emotions: fear, anger, sadnessm anxiety or joy.

You are not alone in your struggles.

You are not crazy.

You are not weak.

 

First of what is POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

Postpartum depression is a kind depression that occurs right after the birth of your baby. It may last for 2months or up to a year.

According to medical experts, changes in hormone levels during pregnancy and after child birth can change a woman's mood.

In addition, a previous history of depression, lack of finance, unexpected/unwanted pregnancy. force marriages or stress can lead to postpartum depression.

 

Second, what are the SIGNS?

  1. Having difficulty attatching to your new born
  2. Suicidal
  3. Thoughts of harming the baby
  4. Feeling worthless
  5. Anger
  6. Irritation
  7. Crying
  8. Mood swings
  9. Withdrawal from family and friends
  10. Cannot concentrate or make decisions
  11. Anxiety
  12. Panic attacks
  13. Loss of apetite or overeating
  14. Lack of interest to do anything (personal hygiene, work, care for the baby)
  15. Hearing voices or seeing things that are not real

 

Third, can I seek HELP?

Yes you can. You do not have to be embarrassed by this nor is it a taboo. If you have been experiencing these symptoms after giving birth (2weeks or longer), please contact your doctor. Remember there is no shame in seeking help.

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DEAR MOM:

  1. Take it easy on yourself
  2. Do not hesitate to ask for help
  3. Do not isolate yourself
  4. Do not put pressure on yourself
  5. Weight loss is a gradual process, once more -> take it easy on yourself
  6. There will be great days, good days and bad days
  7. Make time for yourself
  8. Do not compare (yourself or your baby)
  9. You are doing just fine

 

Ref:

Powerofpositivity.com [Postpartum Depression Symptoms - Accessed March 2020]

Psycom.net [Postpartum Depression - Accessed March 2020]

Mayoclinic.org [Postpartum Depression - Accessed July 2020]

Webmd.com [Postpartum Depression - Accessed July 2020]

NHS.uk [Postnatal Depression - Accessed July 2020]

Helpguide.org [Postpartum depression and baby blues - Accessed July 2020]

 

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