Half of the mothers feel depressed for several days after birth, and one of the ten subject of postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is not only common depression, it contributes to poor appetite or Vice versa, increased appetite, based on the psychological discomfort. In the state of postpartum depression a woman feels that they are not able to cope with the child, she feels guilty, afraid to be alone with a newborn, feels that he wants to live. Postpartum depression can last from several weeks to months and may begin six months after the child's birth.
The main reasons for its occurrence is still not fully understood by doctors, but most likely can be:
- If the woman suffered from depression before the birth.
- She has no support from family or friends.
- Born child is feeling sick.
The woman had lost his mother when he was a child.
- If she is experiencing some stress in a short period of time.
Often the General condition of the young mother facilitates a simple conversation with doctors, family members. From postpartum depression may help cognitive behavioral therapy, it will help to overcome depression and improve the self-esteem.
Women in the depression will make life easier and antidepressants when therapy does not give the desired effect. However, some medications need to take a few weeks before they will act. Also antidepressants have some side effects: anxiety, nausea, weakness, dry mouth. While taking certain antidepressants breastfeeding is not forbidden. However, some people have symptom cancel when they cease the medication.
From serious and prolonged depression can help only comprehensive treatment therapy and antidepressants.
If you don't want to resort to medication methods that can help regular exercise or conversation. Remember that depression of the mother affects the relationship with the child and husband, and the shorter it lasts, the better.
In some cases, postpartum depression can be prevented in the first place it is necessary to take the following measures:
- Do not try to pretend to be "supercansino", which makes everything herself - ask for help when we need it.
- Do not move during pregnancy or while the child is very small.
- Do not blame yourself for problems and failures.
And better get enough rest, eat right, take the time to communicate with your partner without children. A good solution would be to make friends with other couples with young children, then you will have the interlocutors may share your problems. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor.
Your family or partner can listen to your fears and concerns, to support you, even when you are very nervous or anxious. Practical help (go to the store, feed the baby, clean house) also help prevent the development of depression.
Never too late to get out of the depression, the sooner you will start to struggle with postpartum depression, the easier you will succeed!
Remember that you are not alone - you have a little man, a loving and beloved husband, parents and friends.