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Is it baby blues or depressed?


Motherhood, both physically and mentally, is a huge change that is not easy to process. Pregnant women often hear that this will be the happiest time of their lives - but what happens if I don't?

Is it baby blues or depressed? (Photo: iStock) Newborn mothers often feel sick and try to figure out who they really are today as individuals. Many moms remain undiagnosed with baby blues and depression after childbirth. This may be because it is not easy to determine what is normal and what is not. But when do our thoughts, sensations become harmful?

What is Baby Blues?

Baby blues are a very common phenomenon, with 50-80% of new mothers experiencing it, according to surveys. This can occur with the following symptoms:
  • Frequent pain
  • Sensing redundancy
  • Acute sleep deprivation, fatigue
  • Emotional health
  • Hangulatingadozбs
In spite of these symptoms, the mood of the mother is generally more happy and the symptoms more mild.Baby blues are not considered psychiatrically ill, And it is assumed that the cause is postpartum hormonal change. It is a time-consuming problem, as it appears a few days after birth and lasts up to 2-3 weeks. In most cases, it is solved spontaneously.

What do you need to know about postpartum mood disorder?

What about mothers who still have symptoms for a few weeks? This means that there is another problem in the background. It's important to know what we're looking for - moms with postpartum depression are most likely to report the following symptoms:
  • Szomorъsбg
  • Frequent relief, scrubbing
  • Sensing redundancy
  • Loss of interest
  • Weaker concentration
  • Changes in sleep and sleep
  • Unexplained physical problems
  • It is difficult for us to care for ourselves or the baby
  • Bыntudat
  • Well watch it
  • Killer thoughts
  • The sense of "this is not me", "I am not myself"
Not all of these symptoms are present and some women suffer from more irritable depression when even the simplest things can provoke anger.

What Are The Differences Between Baby Blues And Depression?

The greatest difference is in gravity, timing and duration. Baby blues are milder, the baby wakes up a few days later and does not last more than 1-2 weeks. In contrast, postpartum depression is more severe, and may occur at any time during pregnancy and in the first year of postpartum, And it lasts longer, especially when left untreated.Depression is not necessarily self-inflicted, and women often experience anxiety symptoms. Anxious mom may feel that she is constantly on the lookout, overly worried about herself and her baby's health. These thoughts can keep you awake and trigger exaggerated defenses. In the post-natal period, there is a greater risk that women will have problems. It is therefore very important that we pay attention to mood changes and discuss possible changes with those we trust to help signal when there is a problem. (VIA)Related links: