Oct 11, 2015

Have You Experienced the Postpartum Depression?

Lately i'm so stressed,Whenever Mikael had a tantrums and i can't control him.I easily say bad thing and worst thing is i hurt him.I hate my self for that.No matter what i do,Stress is always there.Taking care of a 1 year old and a 3 year kids was the hardest to do i've experiencing now.Thing is i think i'm suffering from Postpartum depression.I search about this and yes.I think i'm experiencing ot right now.Sometime i feel i wanna die and i'm crazy.All negative things keep inside in my mind.I think i might go to see a doctor and ask for help.Sadly i don't like my behaviour i easily lose my temper to my kids.


post·par·tum

pōstˈpärdəm/

adjective

adjective: post-partum; adjective: postpartum

following childbirth or the birth of young.


Postpartum depression is a treatable medical illness that affects about 13% of women after giving birth. It can develop anywhere from a few weeks to a year after delivery, but it's most common in the first three monthspostpartum. This topic is about major depression triggered bychildbirth. It is different from the "baby blues," which many women have in the first couple of weeks after childbirth. 

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It also can happen after miscarriage and stillbirth.

Postpartum depression can make you feel very sad, hopeless, and worthless. You may have trouble caring for and bonding with your baby.

In rare cases, a woman may have a severe form of depression called postpartum psychosis. This is an emergency, because it can quickly get worse and put her or others in danger.

It's very important to get treatment for depression. The sooner you get treated, the sooner you'll feel better and enjoy your baby.
You have a greater chance of getting postpartum depression if:
You've had depression or postpartum depression before.
You have poor support from your partner, friends, or family.
You have a sick or colicky baby.
You have a lot of other stress in your life.

Postpartum depression is treated with counseling and antidepressant medicines. Women with milder depression may be able to get better with counseling alone. But many women need both. Moms can still breast-feed their babies while taking certain antidepressants.

To help yourself get better, make sure you eat well, get some exercise every day, and get as much sleep as possible. Get support from family and friends if you can.

Try not to feel bad about yourself for having this illness. It doesn't mean you're a bad mother. Many women have postpartum depression. It may take time, but you can get better with treatment.

In women who were receiving medical care, 50% of patients experienced depression for more than 1 year after childbirth. The review also found that in women who were not receiving clinical treatment, 30% of women with postpartum depression were still depressed up to 3 years after giving birth.