Story of a mother who suffered depression
22 Aug 2015
What you have waited for 9 months has finally happened. You have given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. Everyone around is happy, elated and the mood is ecstatic. But it’s strange something somewhere is going wrong. All are happy but you are not. Your mind is saying “why am I not happy? I have been waiting for my baby for so long. I don’t want to see anyone? It’s been just 2 days and I already feel I am just a feeding cow. I hate this…I just want to cry….”
Hold on NEW MOM…you're not alone. Some degree of emotional vulnerability is natural and expected after childbirth. Up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues, an emotional reaction that begins a few days to a week after delivery and generally lasts no longer than two weeks. If you have the blues, you may be weepy, anxious, and unable to sleep. You may also be irritable or moody.
Moms often feel better after getting some rest and a helping hand with the baby. These feelings too may settle down after 2 weeks. – told my best friend.
But that’s not what happened here……
My mood continued to be the same, infact it just got worse. I would cry at a drop of a hat. I had read and prepared myself so well to take care of my baby. But still, I was anxious every morning. The minute my baby would cry I didn’t want to pick my baby and I felt that I can’t take care for my own child. When I would finally lift my baby and feed her, I would still have tears rolling down. Sometimes I would sob for no apparent reason. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, hated it when people came by to pay a visit. I would snap at my mom and my husband.
I would sleep a lot… that’s the only thing I wanted to do. I loved watching English serials and movies. But surprisingly an offer of watching a movie from my husband would make me blast at him. I was behaving erratic.
I didn’t feel that connection for my child. I felt that I was a hired nanny who had to do these mundane task one after the other. I hated the way I felt. I could feel nothing when my child would smile in her sleep or when she would recognize my touch……
In short I felt horrible beyond any reason…..This went on till my daughter was 6 months old. I took some medical help and it needed a lot of support from my family, especially my husband. Now I feel good…I am FINALLY happy to have a beautiful baby.
Story of a mother who suffered postpartum depression
What we just read, are symptoms of Postpartum Depression. It is also called the Post Natal Depression, yes you got me right… it’s a type of depression seen in women after child birth and it can begin any time during the first two months after you give birth.
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