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Postpartum Depression – What Do Mothers Realy Need To Recover?

Postpartum depression is a medical condition and a real threat to the well being of women and their newly born children. Acknowledging recent study findings regarding this grave condition can create a better understanding as to why many mothers that have just given birth face this issue. Considering these facts and findings is a crucial step to tackling this health concern, and understanding how to identify the triggers is an effective long-term strategy of reducing the occurrence of this debilitating mental health issue. Prescribed medicines, while available, are not always needed and the following paragraphs will tell you why.

Surprising Findings Of Medicines

Is Medication Realy The Answer?

Many medicines designed to fight depression can be purchased easily with a doctor’s note. However, these medicines are not always effective and on many occasions are unnecessary. The newest drug that has been approved by the  Food and Drug Administration, named Zulresso, has shown to be very effective in a controlled environment.  While the clinical trials conducted for this new drug were highly promising in a test environment, it’s important to know that this medicine can only be administered to women who have been hospitalized for 60 hours or more.  Something else to keep in mind is that it can only be administered through the form of IV, and under the watchful eyes of medical practitioners. One of the reasons for that is the body’s reaction to it, and the serious side effects of dizziness and confusion test subjects have displayed. Another important finding was the overwhelming placebo effect, which makes us question whether the active ingredients are the actual cause for the improvement found. This challenges us to take a different view of the subject, and altering the environmental factors before and after pregnancy is a promising new approach. Continue scrolling to know how!

Creating Hope For Single Mothers 

Single Moms are at a Higher Risk

For single mothers living in countries that do not provide them with any financial or day-to-day support, Postpartum depression can be attributed to various underlying factors. One is the emotional turmoil that women face soon after giving birth, which is enhanced in specific situations. For instance, women that have no one to help them at home after being sent back from the hospital with their new-born are more vulnerable. The overwhelming feelings and newly founded responsibilities, while knowing that you have no-one to lean on, often trigger postpartum depression in single mothers. In addition, being exposed to disturbing stories about financial problems, medical complications, and other troubles that might be faced while raising a child alone, can hurt any new mother’s sense of peace and stability. Knowing that she has to do everything alone without physical or financial help can often trap a woman in her own horrific imagination. The life of a single mother can be tough enough as it is, and the people close to her can make it easier by following these few pointers, that apply to all mothers.

Helping A Co-Worker Can Go A Long Way

Share the Work Load to Help Working Mothers

Due to being on a tight schedule with a lot of things to do before and after giving birth to a newborn baby, working mothers often resort to abdominal surgeries to quicken the entire process. Both the physical trauma of the surgery as well as the need to rush back to work shortly after giving birth can overwhelm the mind and body of new mothers. Moreover, not being able to nurse their child or at least to preserve breast milk while at work, can further stress new mothers. Increased workloads due to their leave of absence as well as taking care of their family once home can also push women over the edge and cause them to feel depressed and helpless in their situation. If you want to make the situation better, note that being compassionate towards mothers both at work and at home is a simple yet effective way for families, friends, and colleagues to promote recovery.

Applying Study Findings To Enable Recovery and Prevention

Stay Clear of Negativity Around New Mothers

You can support a new mother in many ways, and it is not as hard as you may think. Remember that she is going through an overwhelming experience, try to be there for her during the pregnancy as well as after her baby is born. Maintaining that support until she feels safe in her new situation is an important step in helping a mother to evade Postpartum Depression. Another way to help is to make sure you don’t burden expecting and new mothers with stories about things that can go wrong. If you are close to a single woman who does not have either financial support or actual help after she delivers, shower her with compassion and emotional care. New mothers are often told how to act and how to take care of their new baby, which induces stress, so try to be as non-judgmental as possible.

Recovery and prevention of postpartum depression become possible when the well-being of the mother is an important priority for her family and friends. Practicing these pointers right from the time expectant mothers have received the good news of being pregnant until the 63rd day after delivering is just what’s needed. Remember, a little kindness goes a long way!

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