POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION a taboo! Why don’t we talk about it?
You are a new mom. You just created another human being. You did something so powerful. You have waited for this little bundle of joy for 9 months now. You have suffered a lot of pain in the process of creation and now that the baby is here, you are not thrilled at all
You don’t know what’s wrong. You just feel very different
You don’t know why you can’t love your baby like would want to
You feel like you are losing control over your life
You feel irritated
You feel frustrated
Sometimes you just sit, stare at a blank wall and cry
You want to run away to a new place. You want to be here with your baby. You are confused. You don’t know what you want.
Now listen to this carefully and repeat it to yourself – It’s Normal if you are going through this. You are doing fine. You are not the only one. A lot of us have been where you are now
However, it is not okay to not act. It is not okay to stay like this for long!
You have to take charge & understand it is important to deal with Postpartum Depression.
Listing down some of the things on how to deal with this postpartum depression!
The first thing you need to do is to accept the fact that something is wrong. Then you need to discuss this with someone. Talking is the best solution to most of our problems. When you speak up, you will realize that many women are or have been on the same boat as you
Exercise helps release stress and will definitely make you feel better. Do at least thirty to forty minutes of exercise everyday
Ask for help and don’t try to do everything alone. Find one hour in a day where you only do things that nourishes you and makes you feel better
Add omega 3 and green leafy vegetables to your diet. What we eat has a huge impact on our reactions and over all well being
Don’t blame yourself for anything. Your body has gone through a lot. Be kind to yourself and let your body and mind relax
If you feel that even after doing all of the above, you are still having trouble in staying happy, then please see a doctor. There is no need to feel ashamed about it.
Postpartum depression is real & it should be discussed without the fear of being judged.
This is your life and it is your duty to do anything/everything that can help you feel better.
Your happiness is your responsibility. Take charge and act now!