Have you heard about Postpartum Depression? About its Symptoms & Signs? The only thing which can prevent mommies from depression is AWARENESS & SELF CONTROL.
Is Postpartum Depression is linked to Baby Gender?
- Women who give birth to a boy or a difficult birth increases a woman’s risk of getting affected by postpartum depression, according to Research.
- According to the WHO Study – A meta-analysis in developing countries showed that the children of mothers with postpartum depression are at greater risk of being underweight and stunted.
- It affects up to 15% of U.S. women in the month to a year after childbirth, according to the National Institutes of Health.
- Mothers who are depressed are more likely not breastfeeding their babies and not seek health care appropriately.
Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression?
- Always thinking of harming yourself
- Lots of Sweating in the afternoon
- Feeling tries all the time.
- Being sad & have a crying outburst
- No excitement of having a baby
- Getting overprotected about your baby
- You do not want anyone to touch your baby
- Feeling angry and frustrated
What Causes the Postpartum Depression?
- Hormonal changes after childbirth
- If you have any Family History related to depression or mental illness in ladies
- Stressful Job or Life
- No support from people around you may be friends or family
- Self Control
- Help yourself by Gathering Information & Knowledge about it
- Get yourself busy in some work
- Don’t sit alone, talk to people
- Therapy and Medication
- Consult your doctor before it’s too late
- Control your eating habits; don’t eat things that give you mood swings like sweets & chocolates
- Go for a walk outside
- Make some food in the kitchen
This will go in a few weeks, but if it continues for more than 3 weeks then please consult your doctor. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Please be aware of it and take it very seriously. Talk to friends or family members but don’t take it lightly.
Source: WHO and WebMD