There are 3 forms of depression a woman may experience while expecting, delivering and raising an infant. Each form is very dangerous for the nervous system of the woman and her baby, that is why it is crucial to diagnose and treat such depression as soon as possible.
Peripartum depression can overtake almost any woman in an “interesting” position. Pregnancy is a difficult and energy-consuming period in the life of the expectant mother who is expecting the birth of a baby.
No one is immune from the appearance of symptoms of fatigue, weakness, apathy. However, it is possible to effectively combat this uneasy condition, knowing the causes, symptoms and methods of treating prenatal depression.
Pregnancy and the appearance of your long-awaited baby in the world is an unforgettable event in the life of every woman. The hormonal background is changing, and with it the mood. Each eighth of modern women suffers from prenatal depression.
It prevents you from relaxing and enjoying the baby’s expectations. What is this attack, and what are its signs? To understand how to fix the problem, you must first understand what caused it. The main causes of the development of pre-natal depression:
- uncertainty about the partner’s feelings;
- fear of being left alone;
- negative situation in the family, lack of support;
- fear of losing a child;
- fear of losing a job;
- complicated pregnancy;
- a stressful situation.
Depression during pregnancy: possible dangers – Peripartum depression
In most of them, the appearance of depression during pregnancy has its own prerequisites. More often it appears it at those at whom and before pregnancy there were similar frustration. It often happens when a woman was not treated for depression, but decided to have a baby (and then, they say, everything will be fine) – this is also a wrong opinion. The child does not give birth in order to get out of this state. The first step is to solve the problems and only then plan the birth of the child.
Pregnancy is a normal state of a woman, it should not be perceived as something painful, which should be feared. This is a good, pleasant, joyful state. And if some negative conditions are not added, then, basically, our body is secreted during pregnancy by hormones – because during this period there is a change in the hormonal position, the woman is protected, including from stressful effects.
But each person has his own characteristics and sometimes we wind ourselves up. If a woman is inclined to these moods, is suspicious, sensitive, then during pregnancy she can get into a stressful situation. Do not wait until this stressful situation leads to depression.
If a woman has a reaction to a stressful situation, then it is better to immediately turn to specialists, psychotherapists, since none of the relatives with their own advice cannot proceed from how to behave properly in a particular situation.
It is worth remembering that pregnancy is already stress for any woman and her body. Therefore, you need to listen very carefully to your feelings and feelings, in time to recognize the impending danger. If you were able to determine the cause of the onset of a depressive condition, it’s time to begin to eliminate it.
In women, it can manifest itself to a lesser or greater extent, for a short time or to drag on for many months.
You often cry, it happens several times a day. Without a reason you can suddenly get upset and burst into tears. The reasons for tears are the most insignificant, which you would not even have noticed before. Whatever you do, there are persistent thoughts in your head that: there is something wrong with the kid, nobody likes you, everything will end badly, the world will collapse tomorrow and so on. And thoughts are obsessive, you can’t get rid of them and think about something else. Because of this, you cannot sleep for a long time, which leads to lack of sleep and aggravation of poor health.
Increased responsibility for the child several times after the birth, passes into a sense of fear for his or her life. You are constantly shaking at the crumb, the smallest signs of a child’s discomfort are panicking. At night, you jump up and down a lot and check the baby’s breath;
All of the above-mentioned symptoms exhaust the woman, makes her irritable. There is an inner emptiness and indifference to everything that was previously enjoyable and happy. A woman becomes indifferent and indifferent to her husband, she may seem that love for him has passed. Moreover, all the men in the world become disgusted.
Causes of postpartum depression:
- sharp hormonal restructuring that occurs during and during the birth of a child;
- psychological unpreparedness for motherhood or reluctance;
- physical exhaustion of the body, fatigue, overstrain, heavy births, material or family troubles;
- hereditary, age (after 40 years) or personal predisposition to depressive conditions.