Imagine how it feels like when you have to prove yourself in a mob of humans, and you strive day and night. You don’t get enough sleep, no rest, just continuous work. In the end, you will be tired and hopeless. When it’s time to rise and shine, you might be the part of the mob itself – with no shine.
This is what postpartum depression feels like. It’s okay to be tired and restless, but it’s not okay when you get hopeless. You might not even know that you are going through depression, you might not want any help. But, that hopelessness might stop you from being a better Mom, a Perfect Wife, and a great Daughter.
Research has shown that 10% of women after delivery undergo post-partum depression. These numbers are more, and without realization, it becomes tough to lift and overcome depression. If you are reading this, that means you feel that you are going through one, so let me tell you, you are not alone. Your family and we as counselors are here with you, to support you and bring you out of hopelessness.
Here are some things you need to give a check about yourself, this might show whether you are having postpartum depression or not.
✓ Your baby blues aren’t getting better – After delivery, it’s normal for a mother to feel sad about having a baby, or hopeless sometimes. This is because of new adjustments and a lack of rest. But if this goes on for more than two weeks, your feelings might grow more intense and you might even think of harming your child and yourself. This is more than baby blues (way to post-partum depression)
✓ You feel guilty and sad – After delivery, feeling sad is natural, but for a week or two. But if you frequently feel like crying, or feel sad about being a mother, or feel you are not a good mom or letting yourself down in your thoughts; these are among a few signs of post-partum depression.
✓ Lose interest in things you love – Are you enjoying the food you craved the most? Are you laughing at your favorite comedy scenes? Are you romantically and emotionally into your partner? Do you want to go out to your favorite place? If your answers to these questions are No, then do talk to a counselor, because these are the signs that you might be depressed.
✓ You are not able to make decisions – Too tired to think and figure out what’s right? Now might be you aren’t able to see what’s going on around you, maybe because you don’t care anymore. You got to have a bath, change diapers, get out of bed, go for a walk, do household work; but you aren’t, and confused whether to do all this or not? These might be early signs of post-partum depression.
✓ You no longer want to be a good mom – Well, every mom wants to be the best for their child. Every child is different and so are its needs, but if you aren’t able to fulfill them, and still don’t care about the same, this could go wrong. You should consult with a counselor soon.
✓ You have got an irregular sleep pattern – Your sleep pattern might change after having a baby, but when it comes to having a rest while your baby is sleeping, and you aren’t, or sleeping all the time, then you need to consult. Because this is not normal.
✓ You think of harming yourself – If you are having thoughts of suicide, or harming your child, these are the advanced signs of post-partum depression. Better call someone or talk to someone close about this. This confirms that you are in a crisis and you need to have support.
✓ You are unable to bond with your child – Mother is the first one with whom a child bonds and feels comfortable. If you are not feeling the same, and you are unable to recognize your child’s needs, and you are unable to take care; you need help.
✓ You have drastic mood swings – After delivery, it’s normal to have mood swings. But if you feel like giving up and crying at one moment and suddenly the next moment you console your child and feed him with love, that’s not normal. You might even experience anxiety or Panic attacks. In this case, do visit your doctor or a counselor.
Even though these changes are not abruptly seen, you might be able to sense them over a period of time. If all this goes on with you, talk to someone who can help you out. This might save the lives and happiness of many people around. There is no blood test to see whether you have postpartum depression or not, the only one who knows is you. To confront yourself and see, is this okay with you?
If you have such experience, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible, because if not, then your child might grow up having sleep disturbances, insecurities, frequent temper and tantrums issues, or may even have impaired cognitive development. So if not for yourself, take care of your child.
DoyaCare has a team of professional counselors, who have helped more than 1000s of mothers with depression. We have well-trained caretakers, who are efficient in taking care of mother and child, both. What are your needs, what are your child’s needs, getting a quick examination, and treatment according to analysis – is what team accountable is for.
You don’t have to wait further, just contact us, we are here for you 24×7.
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