Talk about your postpartum depression
Below we will explain the feelings and features of women with postpartum depression and answer the question what should be done to heal it.
You may not be showing every symptom presented below or you may are experiencing most of them. Postpartum depression doesn’t affect women in the same way. Whereas some persons concerned experience the symptoms every day and most of the time, others experience it only two days in the week.
The symptoms of postpartum depression last at least two weeks. If less than 12 months have been passed since delivery you are at risk for postpartum depression.
If you are experiencing the following thoughts, feelings and symptoms, you may suffer from postpartum depression.
- You are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. You think that you are never going to be able to cope with motherhood.
- You believe you aren’t good enough to be a mother and your infant deserves better. Therefore you feel guilty and feel like your baby would be finer without you.
- You feel weepy and unhappy.
- You can’t enjoy the motherhood compared to mothers showed on TV and told by others. You feel like you aren’t bonded to your child.
- You can’t understand your feelings and the reasons of your feelings. Furthermore you are confused and scared about your feelings and the happenings.
- You are angry and strained. Moreover you are aggressive towards your partner, child or persons who don’t have babies. You feel like you lost control.
- You feel nothing. You experience the sense of emptiness and numbness.
- You feel very sad. You are weepy for no apparent reason.
- You are hopeless. You feel like you will never get better. Also you perceive yourself as weak and faulty.
- You can’t stop to eat. Maybe only eating makes you feel better.
- You can’t sleep while your infant is sleeping however at other times you feel tired. After falling asleep you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall asleep again.
- Perhaps the only thing you are able to do is sleeping. You may stay awake for fulfilling your basic needs. Moreover you can’t concentrate and remind the words wanted to say. It is difficult for you to make a decision.
- You belief you are isolated from everyone and that there is an invisible wall between you and the others.
- You think about distancing from your family.
- You realize that something is wrong but you don’t know that your problem is a postpartum depression.
- Your new state scares you.
- You are afraid of negative critic by people you contacted for help.
We suggest you to contact a doctor if you show these features. You don’t need to suffer lonely. Postpartum depression is a treatable disease.