Our mental health therapist help those fighting postpartum depression.
The hurdles of a mother do not end when she gives birth to her child, but after delivering the baby, she experiences new emotions. After giving birth to her child, there is a change in the hormones that take time to get back to their average level. But during that time, she experiences severe anxiety, depression, crying spells that often disturb her mental health for days. This whole experience is referred to as postpartum depression, which usually starts after delivering the baby and may last up to two weeks.
But in some cases, some women experience depression for longer than two weeks. This often leads to depression psychosis. It is not a weakness or a flaw of character to suffer from postpartum depression. A birth complication is sometimes the cause of these problems. A timely diagnosis and treatment can help settle your symptoms and assist your bonding with your baby if you suffer from postpartum depression.
Although postpartum depression can appear similar to the baby blues at first, it is often more intense and lasts longer. It causes you to have difficulty caring for your infant and performing other daily tasks. It usually manifests shortly after or during childbirth, but it may also appear a year after the birth or as early as during pregnancy.
Most women who suffer from postpartum depression experience the following symptoms:
– Inability to connect with your child.
– Depression or extreme mood swings
– Crying excessively
– Leaving friends and family
– An increased appetite or loss of appetite
– inability to sleep or excessive sleeping
– Feelings of exhaustion or energy loss
– Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
– Anger and irritability
– Embarrassment over your mothering skills
– A lack of hope
Postpartum depression is extremely harmful as it makes women hopeless. It affects not only their mental health but also suffers from physical illness. A counseling session with the therapist is essential to deal with postpartum depression. The counselor guides the new mum to look at the world from a new angle and cope with her anxiety and depression.