Postpartum Depression Causes

The Causes and Effects of Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy is everywhere you go, there is no way to avoid it. You and every other person on this planet was brought into this world through a pregnancy. Most people know that pregnancy is difficult; craving unusual foods, gaining weight, transformation of the body, it’s extremely expensive and there is only so much you can do to prepare for the birth. But what most people don’t ever think about is what is how the mother is affected mentally after the baby is born. Having major depression after giving birth is an extremely dangerous condition and it happens to more women than you might think. It is common that a new mother can feel sad, lonely, anxious, and stressed, but nearly 1 out of 7 women
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It can ruin a family and make everyone suffer because parenting isn’t done as good as it could be when someone slips into the depressive state. As a new mother knowing the signs of postpartum depression is important. Most people when suffering postpartum depression have certain symptoms that can be dangerous for the health of themselves and the people around them. Common symptoms that involve mood would include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, irritablilty, and feeling overwhelmed (MayoClinic, 2015). New mothers can sometimes be moody, but stepping over the line and having mood problems that you cannot manage is when help should be sought after. Other symptoms that could be more serious include withdrawing from family and friends, eating way less or way more than normal, having a hard time making decisions, having memory problems, feeling worthless, loosing interest in normal daily activities, and having unexplainable body aches (Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet, 2012). These issues need to be addressed immediately by a physician for the safety of everyone …show more content…
Child can grow up having multiple different problems and challenges they could have not had if they were raise in a situation where the mother was completely fine during and after she gave birth. These complications can effect behavior, including problems sleeping, temper tantrums, aggression, and hyperactivity. Babies of depressed mothers tend to have developmental delays, they can learn to walk and talk later than normal and have problems learning in school. Social behaviors may also be affected. Having a hard time making friends, having secure and trustworthy relationships may be challenging or the child might act out in ways that are totally inappropriate in a social situation (Melinda Smith, 2015). Depression can also be something that is passed down in genetics, making it a huge possibility that a child that has a depressive mother may also develop depression in their life. Getting effective treatment for the mother or father as soon as early signs come on is serious so the mother and baby both have chances at living happy, normal

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