You probably thought that when you give birth, it will be the most beautiful period of your life, but from the moment you gave birth, you feel bad. Be sure that you are not the only one, because a certain degree of vulnerability and discomfort after delivery is a normal occurrence, and even 80% of mothers are in a mild depression. Such a condition usually does not last longer than two weeks after delivery.
Delivery leads to a torrent of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety, and this mixing of various feelings can lead to depression. In about 10% of mothers, initial harmless symptoms are getting worse, which affects the quality of everyday life. In this case, it is necessary to contact professional helpers as soon as possible to make a recovery shorter.
The reasons for depression after delivery are physical changes, emotional instability, and life problems. There is not just one reason why there is postpartum depression. The most common reasons are physical changes – due to the drastic fall in estrogen and progesterone. As well as the hormone of the thyroid gland, which makes you feel tired and slow. Also, changes in blood pressure and immunity lead to mood swings.
You will feel emotionally as if you have lost control of your life and will be in a dilemma whether you can even take care of the baby at all. Also, many life problems can contribute to the onset of depression, the care of another child. Breastfeeding difficulties, financial problems, lack of support from partners and family. Very often, some mothers are in panic fear that they can not take care of the baby, or that they will hurt her. They also constantly have negative thoughts.
For professional help, you need to contact if you are mentally ill for more than two weeks. And the symptoms of depression are getting more and more intense. If you find it hard to do anything at home and work or if you feel that you can not take care of yourself or the baby. In particular, look for help if you sometimes go through your head to harm yourself or the baby.
It is also considered that laparotic depression in the mother can affect the baby, it can more accurately cause behavioral problems. Constant wages, and later can lead to problems in the development of speech.