Postpartum Depression

Life is full of surprises. One surprise, but one of the most pleasant surprises is having one’s bundle of joy. While holding your very own in your hands is happiness of world size and more, the doubts and fears it brings along is inevitable. These unvoiced doubts and fears might push you into depression, known as Post Pregnancy Depression or Postpartum Depression.

Postpartum Depression

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a mental disturbance happening to a woman after her baby is born. It is a serious mood disorder that involves the brain and affects your behaviour and physical health.

They will experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion. This is basically happening because the woman after delivery tends to feel that she is now empty and not special anymore after the child born. These worries when go untold can cause various other problems, both physical and emotional and hence it is very important to address the concerns and seek help in clearing them.

Read More – Postpartum Depression – Symptoms and Recovery Tips

Reasons for Postpartum Depression?

Normally, the arrival of the new member should erase of any worry and should basically make you happy soon after delivery. Ironically, this does not happen and on the bad side, it pushes every new mother into depression.

  • The main reason of this depression is because of lack of energy of the women after delivery due to loss of blood, so they are in need more energy to take care of themselves and their newborn baby. And also, they have to depend on others, at least for a week or two for their normal daily chores until they can return to their normal routine like before. This dependency and helplessness makes them feel like becoming more aged, incapable, lose confidence and not young or active anymore. Also, the additional responsibilities which come along with upon becoming a new mother, makes them feel burdened.

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  • Another main reason for this emotional imbalance is lack of sleep. Some may not able to sleep even when the baby is asleep.
  • Apart from this, the medical reason for this postpartum depression is that every woman undergoes many hormonal changes during and after pregnancy. While being pregnant, the woman’s body produces more female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. After childbirth, these hormone levels drop rapidly down to their normal level like before. These abrupt hormonal changes also are a major cause of depression after delivery.

Almost every woman after her child birth faces this and knowing about this dejection disorder becomes important. Irrespective of normal or caesarean delivery, every woman after childbirth should stay happy and have a relaxed mind, which is essential for baby’s physical and mental development as well.

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