The overwhelming feeling you get as soon as you know that you are going to be a mother is the most beautiful feeling ever. Every expecting woman starts planning for their new baby to arrive. From spending time with your little munchkin to planning their bright future, it is every mother’s dream to raise their baby in the best possible way and in the way that they have imagined. However, sometimes things don’t exactly go the way you want them to. Several ladies experience Post-Partum Depression, which changes their initial motherhood.
Don’t stress out ladies because you are not alone in this. Every 1 out of 7 women face Post-Partum Depression and also get through it with time. All you need is to understand and follow the things mentioned below:
Causes of PPD
- These could possibly be some biological factors such as smoking, unstable estrogen levels, teenage mother, or vitamin B6 deficiency.
- Physiological factors including, unhealthy lifestyle and diet, being a mother of more than two children, domestic abuse, or financial crisis.
- Gestational diabetes
- Complications in pregnancy or delivery
- Breastfeeding issues
- Mental discomfort
Symptoms of PPD
There are many symptoms of Post-Partum Depression; however, one thing that is common in every symptom is that they all are unfortunate, harmful thoughts, and guilty. For a detailed look into the symptoms, head to the infographic below.
Prevention and Treatment of PPD
While there is no actual way to prevent PPD, all you can do is educate and prepare yourself well for it. Know the risk factors, symptoms, and feeling that it brings along and find ways to tackle them calmly. However, the most important thing which shall not be forgotten by any mother either suffering from PPD or not is the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.
You can treat yourself from Pots-Partum Depression by being patient all through the phase of PPD, consult a psychologist if you need to talk it out, seek medical help if you feel physical discomfort. These are some of the things that will help you get over your PPD in a shorter span of time.
The infographic attached below is packed with everything that every lady needs to know about PPD.
Infographic by: momlovesbest.com