Postpartum depression or depression after the
delivery is a clinical condition that affects many women and even some
men. The person may experience sad, anxious and empty feelings which
hinder day to day activities.
The symptoms of postpartum
depression includes feeling restless, sad, a tendency to cry a lot, no
motivation, increased or reduced eating habits. The person either sleeps
a lot or sleeps very little and loses interest in the things they once
New mothers suffering from postpartum depression may
feel like hurting the baby, hurting themselves and does not have any
interest in the newborn. The condition may be due to hormonal changes,
childcare stress and marital problems it is difficult to pinpoint the
So how would you cope with postpartum depression? It
is wise to share your feelings with friends, partner and family. Tell
your doctor how you feel it is nothing wrong about the way you feel.
People will be more than ready to help you out if you seek help.
properly, the first advise I would give is that sleep while the baby is asleep and do the entire house work later. Switch off the ringer and
even the calling bell because some kind and curious soul will want to visit you and
your baby when every nerve of yours yells for rest. Remember I am
talking from experience being a mother of two kids.
Do not be
too hard on yourself, slow down, spend time with your partner, venture
out and join a support group. The good news is that it is a passing
phase depression can be treated through talk therapy and medication. If
you are breast feeding, talk to your doctor about it.
Remember everything will be fine and soon you will enjoy the lovely days with your bundle of joy.