Becoming a Parent brings lots of Responsibilities and Changes in your Social and Home Life. It has been observed that it affects the relationship between you and your partner. After Baby Birth, Women’s goes through the major change of the events, which has a Good and the Bad impact on her Life and Personality.
You may experience a variety of mood changes and emotions like you will feel extremely happy, suddenly you want to cry, sad or totally opposite that now it is all over and you’re holding your baby. These are a few common changes, which you will develop after the birth of your Baby. But, at the same time, there are some dangerous mood changes which can develop inside you, without showing any warning signs and can change your life ups and downs.
You must have heard about Postpartum Depression, Baby Blues, and Postnatal Post-Traumatic Stress. But have you ever thought how Harmful and Dangerous it is and how they are affecting you Life? It does not matter whether; it is your First or Second Baby, this Postpartum Disorder affects almost now more than 80% of the women’s.
Mostly Women’s Feels and goes through the Mix Emotions in the Earlier Few Months of the Parenthood. Due to sudden whole Family Focus is on your Baby, New Responsibilities, Hormonal Changes and you seem to be not Having your Own Life, can be the few reasons behind the Postpartum Problems.
What is Important here is to understand that what Mood Changes of yours, can lead you towards Postpartum Disorders like Depression, Baby Blues, and Postnatal Post-Traumatic Stress. As soon as, you See or Feel these Signs, Immediate Talk to your Healthcare Professional for Advice.
To Explain this Further Read the Difference Between 3 Postpartum Disorders – Postpartum Depression, Baby Blues, and Postnatal Post-Traumatic Stress:-
The Baby Blues
Do you know that 8 out of 10 women go through ‘The Baby Blues’? It’s a mood swing which affects mothers after the birth of a baby. And generally, it begins within a few days after the birth of a Baby. Below are the few signs and symptoms to identify it:
Symptoms of Baby Blues
Suddenly Burst into Tears without any obvious reason.
Lack of Confidence
Anxious or Tense
Insomnia (disturb sleep)
How to Overcome this Problem
Give yourself plenty of time.
Take adequate Rest and Try to Sleep for Longer Period or Sleep whenever your baby is sleeping.
Eat a Good Diet, as it will help you physically and emotionally.
Talk to someone you can trust, maybe your Family Member or Friends.
Share your Baby Birth feelings with others, and try to have an enjoyable conversation.
Try to watch something nice on TV, which makes you Happy.
Contact your Healthcare Professional Before it’s too late.
Always take a Morning or Evening Walk with the Baby, for change in Atmosphere.
In case, you notice that you are taking all the precautions but still you are unhappy and upset, then maybe it’s more than Baby Blue, immediately contact your Doctor.
Postpartum Depression affects 1 in 10 women after having a baby. The chances of developing a Postpartum Depression is less as compared to the Baby Blue. It usually begins in the first six months after the birth of a Baby. But, unfortunately, it has been seen that some women begin to feel Depression since their Pregnancy Period. It can occur at any time within the First Year of the birth of your cute baby.
In case you have Twins or Triplets, then you are more likely to experience Longer-Term Depression. The main reason behind is due to Extra Stress and Work.
Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
May feel angry more often
Lack of Appetite
Loss of interest
Excess weight gain or weight loss
Lots of Sweating
How to overcome this Problem
Self Care and Self Awareness
Therapy or Counseling
Medication Help, as recommended by Doctors
Get yourself busy in household work
Go outside with your partner
Eat Healthy Food
Postnatal Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Many women’s get confused between the Postpartum PTSD with Postpartum Depression, but both the disorders are quite different from each other. PTSD/ Birth Trauma affects the Mother’s who have traumatic childbirth experience, nightmares and struggled to survive. Generally, with postpartum depression, these are not the Symptoms.
The Reasons Women develop this condition can be caused due to –
> A fear of dying during labor
> Life-threatening Situations.
> Use of vacuum extractor or forceps to deliver the baby during labor
> Premature Baby going to NICU
Symptoms of PTSD
Terrifying nightmares at night
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Fear of dying
Fear of losing the Baby
How to overcome this Problem
The best solution to this problem (Postpartum Disorders) is the support of their family and friends. Talk to your dear ones, and try to share your emotions. Don’t build up your emotions, let them fall free. Try to get yourself involved in small household tasks and kitchen work. Self-Help and Self- Confidence can help you to fight against the Depression. Otherwise, if nothing is working then try to join trauma-focused psychological treatment running in different Hospitals.