Bringing a new baby home is exciting. However, you might also feel tired and sometimes a little “down”, like having a “baby blue”. This kind of feeling can disappear soon after the baby’s birth but sometimes it lasts longer and hurts more. It turns into postpartum depression.
Signs of postpartum depression:
anxious a lot of the time
irritable or angry
lose interest in things they used to enjoy and may withdraw from others.
What can I do about it?
talk about your concerns and worries to a healthcare giver, and ask to refer to professional help if necessary
Let your family members and friend help out with taking care of the new baby. You deserve some relaxing time for yourself. Remember, no one is born to be a perfect mother!
Exercise! Regular exercise can boost your energy level and make you happy.
Get enough sleep
Medication. There are medication that can improve depression. Ask your doctor if needed.
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