The months following the birth of a new born are ones with great adjustment. The sleepless night, lifestyle changing and many other lead many women into postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression can happen at any time during the first year of a baby. It is a complex mix of emotional, behavioral and physical changes that happen in some women after giving birth.
To mention a few, some of the symptoms of postpartum depression are:
- Trouble making decisions or concentrating
- Feeling like, you’re not bonding with your baby or being uninterested in your baby.
- Mood Swing
- Appetite and Physical appearance change.
- Severe Fatigue
Here are the top tips that can help when dealing with postpartum depression:
- Make a simple routine check: create an overnight schedule with your partner to takeover feeding (express breast milk if you’re nursing), with this you can get a longer sleep.
- Be Open: Discuss with other mothers in your social circle and learn from their experience
- Pay attention to healthy living and nutrition, find ways to incorporate exercise in your schedule
- Ask for Support from family and friends, make it a priority to spend time with friends and Family
- Lastly Seek professional help; Speak to a counselor.