Postpartum depression occurs quite often – it occurs in
50% of young mothers, 13% of it is in severe form. This diagnosis
always raises a lot of questions and is still surrounded
many myths and ambiguities. What do women most often ask
each other and psychologists.
1. If after the appearance of the baby a woman instead of joy
feels melancholy and weakness, does this mean that she was not ready for
Most women in the first month after childbirth experience
postpartum blues (“baby blues”). This is a normal condition.
which disappears within a month. If after this period
young mom’s mood does not return to normal, she needs help
2. How is postpartum properly diagnosed
With confidence to argue that a woman can have depression if
there are at least three or more symptoms of PD and they do not disappear in
for a month. Accurate diagnosis can only deliver
the psychotherapist, offering the woman special tests and questionnaires.
3. Can PD occur in men?
After the birth of a baby, not only can suffer from depression
mothers, but also fathers (postpartum depression in fathers: why is she
there is and how to help the young dad). If a man feels
causeless melancholy, anxiety, constant anxiety, apathy,
unwillingness to care for the child – he needs to turn to
4. Can postpartum depression begin as early as
Sometimes a woman begins to experience depression during the period
baby’s expectations But this condition is called prenatal
depression. According to statistics, up to 20% of expectant mothers experience it.
Psychologists have proven that prenatal depression increases the risk
development of postpartum depression.
5. Can PD develop several months after
Yes, the likelihood of developing depression persists for a year.
6. How to cope with depression if you can not
to see a specialist?
In the absence of the opportunity to consult a specialist, you must
to create in the house favorable conditions for the well-being of women. Everything
negative factors contributing to the development of the oppressed state,
must be eliminated. If the young mother annoying household
problems or uninvited guests should not be forced to endure these
inconvenience. Most of the time should be given to rest, communication with the baby.
Positive effect on the psychological state of the lungs physical
exercise, meditation, walking in the fresh air.
7. What to do if relatives do not believe in postpartum
Relatives need to explain that this condition is officially
recognized form of depressive disorder, not just whims
young mom. For this, it is worthwhile to show them the medical articles in
online or invite to a joint session of psychotherapy. Close
people of young mother should understand that without their help and support she
not cope with their oppression.
8. If mom did not have depression with the first child,
Does this mean that it will not occur with the second?
That the woman could survive the birth of the first child without
depression does not mean that after the appearance of a second or
the next child will not be depressed.
Depression can occur after any kind of childbirth,
it is impossible to predict. According to doctors, women who become
moms for the second or third time are in a special risk group.
After all, they must simultaneously take care of the newborn and seniors
children, which leads to emotional exhaustion.
9. Is it necessary to treat postpartum depression, if many
women she passes herself?
If postpartum depression is ignored, it can
go into a state of extreme danger to the health and life of a woman –
postpartum psychosis. Besides, being depressed, woman
ceases to feel the joy of life, enjoy communication with the baby and
its new mom status. The first year of a child’s life is special.
time for young parents and child and it should be
happy It is necessary to try so that nothing would cloud these
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