What is Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum Depression can sometimes be confused with “Baby Blues,” which is simply feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely or tired right after your baby’s birth. These feelings are simply a response to the new responsibility and lifestyle change, but they go away on their own. Postpartum Depression, however, doesn’t fade after a few days, and can last for weeks or even months.
What are the Signs of Postpartum Depression?
The signs of postpartum can range from physical, to emotional, to behavioral.
Behaviors can change when dealing with postpartum depression, and new parents can have difficulty bonding with their baby, or can withdraw themselves from friends and family.
Emotionally, postpartum can prevent stability in mood. A range of emotions can include increased anger or rage, anxiousness or emptiness, feelings of inadequacy, or thoughts of self harm or harming your baby.
Physically, signs of postpartum include lack of sleep, over-sleep, changes in diet, or difficulty concentrating. Naturally, new parents get less sleep due to feeding times and diaper changes, but noticing when the lack of sleep is due to something else is what is crucial to detecting postpartum.
How Can I Reduce or Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Talk To Your Doctor. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, contact your doctor immediately or talk to someone close to you about what you are feeling.
Establish a Support System. It’s important to remember that you are never alone in battling postpartum.
Remember that this is normal. Postpartum is far more common than people realize. It is natural for hormone levels to change after delivery, and with that comes changes. Symptoms of postpartum can be difficult to diagnose, but always remember that you are not alone and that it is okay to ask for help.
Make sure you and your baby are getting enough sleep. Postpartum can be exacerbated by inability to sleep and fear of not being a good parent. Patented solutions like Crescent Womb™ provide a safe sleeping solution for your baby, allowing both of you to get the rest you need and deserve. The piece of mind in knowing your baby is safe and comfortable also supports your self-image as being a good parent, helping to reduce anxiety and sleep more soundly.
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Crescent Womb is CPSC compliant and adheres to all AAP safe sleep recommendations. It also comes with sturdy straps that easily and securely attach to any standard sized crib, reducing the cost and time needed to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
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