Giving birth is one of the most valuable occasion in a woman’s life. When a woman is pregnant she goes through many physical and mental changes. Not only during the trimesters of pregnancy but even also after childbirth, she might face psychological issues or experience trauma of some sort.
Many a times, after childbirth, women feel unattached to their child and feel that they aren’t an ideal mom. This feeling of emptiness and guilt is termed as postpartum depression. Feeling stressed, overwhelmed for 3-4 days after delivery is common. But if this lasts for more than 2-3 weeks then definitely it’s time you need to reach out for help.
During pregnancy, the estrogen level in women increases to the maximum limit. It’s at peak during these 9 months. However, after childbirth, this estrogen suddenly drops down to its normal level within 24hrs. This leads to depression. Extreme swings in the hormonal levels is another reason for postpartum depression.
This phase in a woman’s life can be dealt with emotional and moral support from the family along with the therapy sessions & medications.
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