Learn to deal with Post-Partum Depression
You are the best mother for your child. As the days pass, all of the terrible feelings will go away, leaving just unending love left.
But wait. Why am I speaking about sad feelings when you have got your baby, which you wanted and were waiting for?
That’s how it goes. All the mothers experience physical as well as mental trauma during delivery. After delivery, you might be experiencing baby blues – the sad feelings and being unable to decide something for your child. According to statistics, one in every seven women who have given birth suffers from post-partum depression.
What’s post-partum depression?
Post-partum depression is similar to baby blues, but it lasts longer and is more severe. Severe mood swings, tiredness, and a sense of hopelessness are all symptoms. If these feelings continue to build up, you may be unable to properly care for your child and yourself.
The symptoms of postpartum depression are:
• Feeling sad or cry a lot, when you don’t know why
• You sleep too much
• You can’t stop hogging
• You have lost your interest in stuff which you once loved
• You feel exhausted, but still can’t sleep
• Your moods fluctuate more often
• Lack of concentration
• You feel overwhelmed and hopeless
• You get thoughts of hurting yourself or your child
If you’re experiencing these sensations and ideas, consider some of these strategies to help you overcome postpartum depression. The most effective way to deal with this is, contact a counselor or your doctor, talk to them and share your feelings. They will assist you in getting better by providing various options such as psychotherapy, antidepressants, or a combination of the two. The other way outs are:
✓ Get some exercises done: According to studies, it is shown that exercise has the same effect as antidepressants. If not proper exercise, then you might opt for having a walk with the baby in the fresh air. Physical exercise eases up depression.
✓ Get a plate full of nutrients: Having a good nutrient intake helps you feel better and give the body enough nutrients to start healing. This actually means taking care of yourself, which is as important as exercise. Fruits, sliced carrots, peanut butter, complete foods, vegetables, and so on are all good options.
✓ Have some time for yourself: It’s easy said than done, I know. But, it’s important. Taking some time out of your day to do things you enjoy can go a long way toward helping you cope with sadness. Let your family or your partner babysit and you just give yourself some time – “Me Time”.
✓ Take enough rest: Sleep deprivation is a part of motherhood, but you can still find time to relax. Sleep when your infant sleeps or when the family pampers him or her. Sleep deprivation can worsen depression, so be cautious. When feasible, nap during the day, especially in the first few days after giving birth.
✓ Breastfeeding your child: Studies show that breastfeeding lowers the risk of developing postpartum depression.
Breastfeeding your infant releases hormones that aid in the treatment of depression.
✓ Do not isolate yourself: Getting out and talking to other mothers or friends can help to distract you from sad thoughts. Start social interaction and chat with people around, especially experienced mothers. Their advice may help you a lot, rather studies show that having social interaction keeps away depressing thoughts.
Consult your doctor or midwife if your depression symptoms linger or if you experience feelings of depression after giving birth that do not go away after a few weeks. It is important to get proper treatment and support at this stage, for better motherhood.
At DoyaCare, we offer this facility. We have a team of professional counselors who will analyze you and your thoughts, suggest ways to cope up with your thoughts. We have a mixture of psychotherapy and antidepressants which will help to get better soon. We may also provide you with a caregiver who takes care of both mother and child health, which will ease up your process of healing and getting back normal. Want to know more?
Request a referral from your doctor. Finding help for an emotional wellness issue can also help you with your care. Ascertain that you are in the care of Safe Hands.
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