On average, 1 in 7 women who become pregnant and give birth will experience depression. Self-healing postpartum depression is possible if you have the right
During the postpartum period, mothers will experience a variety of emotions. Anxiety, nervousness, happiness, fear… are feelings that appear in any mother.
* Recognizing postpartum depression.
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Signs of depression usually begin within 1-3 weeks of giving birth and develop over the course of 6 months thereafter. First of all, you may have mood swings, have trouble connecting with your baby, and have trouble thinking or making decisions.
* Self-treatment of postpartum depression.
1. Take time for yourself.
You may feel as though you are stuck every time you breastfeed or have to change diapers, make milk, etc. Perhaps you are under a lot of pressure from work, family responsibilities, or taking care of your older child. friend. It can be mother-in-law or maid and babysitting services. Letting someone you trust take care of the baby for a few hours will make you feel “lighter”.
You should also make time for yourself once a week. Even if it’s only a few hours a week, it’s still a precious time to do something you enjoy: meditate, yoga, shop, read, watch a movie, or simply fall asleep.
2. Healthy diet.
Eating alone won’t help you reverse depression, but eating right will help keep your body healthy and contribute to improving your mood.
3. Add fatty acids from fish.
You should also supplement with omega-3s, like DHA. According to one study, women with low DHA levels are more likely to experience postpartum depression. Seafood is an excellent source of DHA. If you are a vegetarian, flaxseed oil is just what you need. In addition, you can also use omega-3 supplements, but you need to choose a drug that is safe for mother and baby.
4. Don’t isolate yourself.
Repeated days can easily make you feel lonely and alone. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found that speaking out about your feelings to others significantly improved your mood. Researchers discovered that first-time mothers were less likely to be depressed if they received counseling and help from more experienced mothers. These positive signs persist for 8 weeks from birth.