Warnings of Possible Postpartum Depression
Within a single day, over 130 million babies are born in the world. The family that usually receive the new born baby feel happy to have a new member. Being that the birth of new born babies is a blessing, new mothers are expected to be happy. But in some cases, these over 130 million babies born in a day do not bring joy to every new mother. There are chances that some mothers of these over 130 million babies will undergo postpartum depression. After birth, it is normal to experience postpartum depression so, no one should hide it. Postpartum depression is a condition that will not last and is treatable. If you are about to experience or currently undergoing postpartum depression, watch these signs.
The first sign of postpartum depression is spike in depression of anxiety. But to many new mothers, they consider spike in depression of anxiety as baby blues, little do they know that it is a warning of possible postpartum depression. Most of new mothers will console themselves that the condition will disappear but this is not usually true. Do not brush off these signs, come out and seek help from a professional counselor. Spike in depression of anxiety is characterized by the feeling of worthless and hopeless. Under some circumstances, new mothers will experience severe anxiety and panic attacks more often than normal.
The second sign of postpartum depression is crying more than normal. You will observe that new mother who suffer from postpartum depression cry more than normal even over small issues. If you observe a new mother bursting into uncontrollable fits of crying even over small issues, know shoe is suffering from postpartum depression. The cause of this condition is a feeling of hopeless or the fact that they cannot bond well with their baby. Therefore, if you observe these uncontrollable fits of crying in new mothers do not think it will end soon, it is due to postpartum depression. Such new mother should seek help from professional counselors.
Difficulty in bonding with the baby is another indication of possible postpartum depression in new mothers. If a new mother finds it difficult to bond with her baby, she might be undergoing postpartum depression. New mothers who cannot bond with their babies feel ashamed and guilty, this may worsen the condition. Many of the new mothers who cannot bond with their babies think that they are useless and worthless.
These are some of the signs of postpartum depression in new mothers.