Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Postpartum Depression: What Is it exactly?

We've heard about it often enough, yet do we know enough about it for us to actually understand this illness in order to help ourselves as well as others?  But what is postpartum depression really?

Postpartum Depression

Folks are currently engaging in a word war against each other because of a type of depression, called postpartum depression.

Personal choices of opting to take prescribed medicines to cure postpartum depression are disapproved by many.

According to many, who are devotees of Scientology, believe that postpartum depression can be cured through natural means and that taking medicine is doing our body harm.

Adding that a lot of people have been misinformed about depression and how to actually cure this common illness.

What is Postpartum Depression

There is another side to this joyous occasion, being pregnant means that you and your body will have to get used to some adjustments to have a safe pregnancy.

Smoking, alcohol, strenuous activities as well as stress should be avoided at all cost. A healthy baby means having a healthy mother as well.

But given that you have been able to successfully avoid all these bad habits for your baby to be, childbirth is a whole different thing, as much as we may try to avoid it, there are still some unfortunate cases where the mother's as well as the baby's life might be in danger.

Postpartum depression is actually a lot like depression, but only new moms are the victims of this illness and it actually happens after childbirth.

Although it's quite common and a lot of women have learned how to deal with it as well as successfully treat it, it is still quite avoidable.

Postpartum Depression Causes

  • Physical stress from giving birth. 
  • Massive change is hormonal levels. 
  • Hesitant about bearing a child.
  • Not ready to be a mother.
  • May blame their child for their weight gain.
  • Feel like they've become less attractive and unloved.

Aside from obviously having ill-effects for the new mother, postpartum depression can prove to be harmful to the child as well.

New mothers who are suffering from postpartum depression may be harboring ill feelings toward their children. Their are actually some cases of murder wherein postpartum depression have been cited as the reason.  When postpartum depression happens, it really is best to consult your doctor immediately.

It is advised to consult a reputable cognitive behavior therapist to take care of your postpartum woes, your therapist may prescribe medications to help cure postpartum depression as well as therapy sessions to help relieve whatever emotions that you may have.

Don't let this affect these precious moments.  Talk to your doctor immediately!

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