Emotional State after Pregnancy

Pregnancy 16th February 2017

Emotional health is a state of a human being. When a person feel happy and content, he has the ability to monitor the situations of stress, understand the worth of relationships, and comprehend the joyful experiences of life.

Following are the challenges new mom has to face after pregnancy:

Baby Blues
The term "baby blues" is sometimes used as a synonym for postpartum depression. Baby blue is a transitory period of mood swings, sadness and anxiety which occurs in some women after delivery and generally firms within a week. The reasons for baby blues can be hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, tiredness, anxiety and emotional distress.

Due to hormonal changes in their body after delivery, these symptom tend to sustain for few days. If due to any reason, these symptoms resist longer than few days, then situation of postnatal depression can be occurred. In order to overcome these baby blues, proper rest, support, love and affection, sense of understanding is needed among the new mothers.

Following are more tips to overcome from it:

  • Dance with your baby: In situations when your baby is not in a good mood, crying or upset with something, dancing can be a good distraction for him.
  • Hustle out the visitors: bonding is easier when the environment of your home is peaceful and calm. Try to delay your family friends and visitor's meeting for few days and focus on creating a good bonding with your baby.
  • Make a Special Code with Your Baby: Add few things in your daily routine related to your baby like doing patting after every feed, rocking time in the evening or likewise. Once you start doing in a routine, your baby will start responding to it and looking forward to expect those established routines from you.

Attachment problems
Few new mothers feel very detached with their new born baby after delivery. They expect instant bond and connection with their baby. This problem can create guilt and disappointment feelings in the mind of mother. Mothers should understand the fact that it takes few days or even few weeks to make a bond or connection with their baby. Normally with the help of doctor's suggestion and support, the bond can be established within a few days.

"Bonding with a new baby isn't always an instant process. The more you touch, hold and get to know your baby, the more your love will gradually grow," Bounty expert, Consultant Obstetrician Richard Smith.

Bonding is referred to the intense attachment a mother develop with her baby. With the help of this feeling only, a mother would be able to shower him with love and affection. Everyday caregiving helps in nurturing parent child bond.

In case of few new moms, "the joy of motherhood" comes with share of stress and anxiety and life-changing events. But too much of anxiousness may affect the ability of a mother in term of physical and emotional way. This anxiety may lead to low self- confidence and a belief that you are not a good mother.

If you choose to follow the path of meditation, you are likely to encounter what are sometimes referred to as your "karmic knots"-those physical and emotional traumas you have accumulated throughout your pregnancy. For instance, when you sit in meditation for a lengthy period, physical tensions in your body caused by stress or pain may manifest as a stabbing pain between the shoulder blades, an aching neck, or throbbing legs. Further this process may prove to be a healer for your distress behavior.

Add on beautiful moments
There are lots of beautiful moments coming around after the moment you first met with your baby. His last babbling before started speaking words, his last feeding time before weaning, his cute habits which are no longer experienced, his last crawling stage before exclusive walking, all such things are the nice moments which can be captured for long lasting effect.

Mood swings
From the day when a woman conceives till the time of delivery, she faces lots of mood swings. It is described as juggling ideas, moodiness, irritability or crabbiness. Pregnancy period can bring a roller coaster ride of emotions for a woman.

There are several different ways that you can care of yourself if you are having the "mood swings."

  • Spend a good quality time with your partner and discuss your anxiety. A trusted friend or relative can also offer a sympathetic ear as well as hands-on help with the baby or housework.
  • If you can write something, start pen down your views and thoughts on a diary daily.
  • Maintain a proper balanced diet. After having a baby, eating habits may suffer. Lack of proper food may lead to mood swings. Take care of your diet.

As per the doctor's opinion, Breastfeeding is very important stage of life for a mother. It is the first step to make beautiful connection with a child. But it does not mean that every women who becomes a mother must give breastfeed to his/her child. It depends upon the mother's body changes came across during pregnancy. Few ladies could not be able to involve in breastfeeding stage due to lacking of hormones in their body. They go with other option to feed their babies like from outer feed with the help of bottles.

Need to refuel your Romance
A mother should realize that her spouse is helping very best he can for her and their baby. While nurturing her child, she sometimes sidelines her husband due to which the relationship between them hampers in long run. A mother should spend some quality time with her spouse in order to reignite the relationship. She can discuss the things bothering him and ask for his assistance in daily chores. This will nurture the married relationship in a fruitful manner.

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