Post-partum depression is a kind of depression faced by a new mother after her delivery. It happens because the body is attempting to regulate the hormones. It is generally mild but can become a serious issue of psychosis if left untreated. It can have devastating consequences for both mother and child.
It is believed to be more common amongst women who already have a history of post-partum depression or general depression. If they have little support from family and friends, if their life is very stressful, if they have a colicky baby, if they have financial or marital issues or if the pregnancy is unplanned.
Before we look at natural remedies to deal with this kind of depression let us look at the signs of Post-Partum Depression. When the following symptoms appear after the birth of a child, the mother may be said to have post-partum depression:
Postpartum Depression Symptoms
- Lack of interest in your baby
- Negative thoughts or feelings toward your baby
- Lack of concern for yourself
- Lack of appetite
- Loss of interest in life
- Frequent crying
- Suicidal thoughts
- Feeling guilty
- Problems sleeping
- Strange behavior
- Difficulty making decisions
Now lets see how it can be dealt with naturally. Firstly, do not experiment with any kind of medication. Do not use medication prescribed for another patient of the same either. Let your own Doctor examine you and then tell you what course to follow under his supervision. Do have your thyroid gland checked to ensure it is functioning optimally. A sub-functioning thyroid can be implicated in depression.
Once you have visited your Doctor you can implement a few things yourself.
How to get out of postpartum depression/Tips:-
Having a baby is no easy task. 9 months of having the baby in the womb and then the delivery. It is taxing on both your mind and body and you are no machine. Don’t be proud. Allow yourself to ask for the support you need. If you are happy and healthy your baby will feel the same vibes and so also your loved ones around you.
Have you ever had Post Partum Depression? How did you deal with it? Do share your story with us.
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