You have become a new mother but the period after you have your child can be loaded with innumerable feelings. You may feel anything from being ecstatic to exhausted at the same time. Furthermore, when the negative emotions go up, the misery going inside takes the name of Postpartum Disorder (PPD), also known as ‘Baby Blues’.
What exactly is Postpartum Disorder?
Portrayed by emotional episodes, baby blues or “postpartum disorders” are typical responses that many new mothers encounter after child birth. The onset of baby blues generally takes place within three to five days after the arrival of newborn. Since mothers are the ones who usually sacrifice on their jobs and spend most time of their day in nurturing their new baby, they are the major sufferers over fathers to deal with such kind of depression.
Symptoms of PPD?
While a doctor’s visit is must in postpartum disorders, prior to undertaking a depression treatment in a psychiatric hospital, both parents must be aware of the visible symptoms of this postnatal issue. Symptoms include clinical sadness, anger, frustration, stress, lack of sharing, crying spells in extreme cases, trouble feeling close to baby, less interest in food, trouble with memory and focus, too much sleep, feelings of loss of hope and more.
Coping with Postpartum Disorders Naturally
Managing with postpartum depression is a worry only till the mother lacks awareness on how to handle it effectively. Here I bring forth some natural and easy tips through which new mothers can cope up with the challenges of postpartum disorder, prior to taking an anxiety treatment:
Create that ‘New’ Connection with your Little One
“I have given and received a new life.” This should be on top of your mind all the time to create that pure bond with your child. Just like him, you too have received a new life and it is only who can take control of it by feeling all the way more positive about it. Being positive with this feeling will discharge endorphin- the happy hormones, which will help you to feel more joyful and make your challenges easier for you, each passing day. Holding the baby is not enough until you have the positive energies that are spread across without any physical effort. You may take a help from any professionals of a well-renowned depression treatment center near you. They can also guide you well to make that special bond with your child first from your mind, after which any medicines would work on your body in a better way.
Make your Health a Priority
You can only take up all the responsibilities of nurturing your child when you yourself is fit enough for the job. Indeed, the job of caring for a new born is not easy but with a good physical health, things can be made much smooth. Skip cooking, join post-natal yoga classes, eat the right food on the right time, give proper sleep- neither too less nor too much. Certainly, you can bring more family members in the job so that you can ensure you get that amount of rest, which is needed for your physical and mental health. When you wake up in the morning, spare 20 minutes to meditate. These little changes will add up in giving you a boost to fight with postpartum disorder naturally.
Do not let Marital Bond Fade Off
Often the restless duties of a child result in poor sleep, more anger, more frustration in relationships. Mothers fighting with postpartum depression end up spoiling their marital relationship as a result of lack of sharing and only throw-away frustration, which cannot be given to the child. End result? The husband-wife bond tends to take a back seat. However, it is only you and your husband, if work as a team can combat any anxieties associated with child-caring. Instead of blaming, realize the importance of your partner and bring him back to your life, for which he too feels valued of and end up supporting you and helping you combat the postpartum depression, which you might be facing just alone.
You must put your natural efforts to visualize a change in your new life along with your anxiety disorder treatment at any renowned psychiatric hospital. There are enormous numbers of anxiety treatment centers across the country but out of them a few renowned ones which provide best anxiety disorder treatment with the best results are located in Delhi like metro cities of India.
Motherhood is a beautiful time, value it with a happy heart not just as a responsibility to be depressed about.