Essay on A Short Note On Postpartum And Postpartum Depression

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1. Distinguish between postpartum blues and postpartum depression. I want you to use several references and really discuss this topic. (3points)
Postpartum blues- this is also known as baby blues. Baby blues tend to happen within the first two or three says after the delivery process. This process can last up to two weeks. This is a normal part of early motherhood. According to American pregnancy baby blues can happen to 70- 80% of new mothers. They can experience negative feeling of their self of the child or have mood swings. Some symptoms that mother should know about are mood swings, anxiety, sadness, irritability, feeling overwhelmed, crying, reduced concentration, appetite problems and trouble sleeping. The mother might feel weepy emotion and vulnerable. Many believe that baby blues are can be caused by the changes in women’s hormones after giving birth. The hormones that changes during the birthing process may produce chemical changes in the brains that can result in sadness. It could come from the stress of having a newborn. Baby blues can leave many new mothers feel confused, sad and joyous after having a new baby. New mother tend to not want to talk about their feelings because they do not want to be judge and they do not want people thinking they are a bad mother. It is important for new mothers to know that talking about their emotion, changes and challenges is one of the best ways to cope with the new changes. If this is a first time mother like Natasha, she…

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