The time I had my little angel in my hands, something that i longed for years..i was not as happy as I imagined?
Being a new mom Anxieties kicked in, would start crying any minute, i used to feel lonely, even with many people around. I was a mixing ball of emotions – Depressed, low, rude. I remember being very possessive about my baby as I had him after so many struggles, I didn’t like people playing with him or holding him, i was very rude to people around me especially my mom & my husband.
I knew what i was doing is not right but i had no control over me. A ridiculous fact, when my husband would give my baby all the attention which is bound to happen, i felt insecure, i would think that his love for me is dead, or he doesn’t care about me.
It occurred to me after months that I WAS GOING THROUGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD) it’s a clinical depression that hits most women after delivery. Hormonal change is hypothesized to contribute as one cause of postpartum depression.
I am not ashamed of sharing this, as this is very common and natural after having a baby. I am sure a lot of you may feel like reading your own story.
So here are some tips from my experience on how can you cope with PPD –
# It’s important to make husbands aware about this condition so they can emotionally support
# Join a counseling class, where experts talk to you and help you overcome this depression.
# Be vocal about your feelings, We often don’t express what we feel. Especially such emotions.
# Change in the environment – I got over this with time, I came to my mom’s place, i actually needed a break
# Catch up on some sleep & me time – in between feeding times, try and catch up on some sleep. You have to also think about yourself along with your baby.
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