Depression, anxiety, nausea... How should expectant mothers get out of the curse of postpartum depression?
2019-11-23 15:13

"Help my wife. My name is XX. I am 33 years old My wife fell from the 18th floor due to the onset of postpartum depression. After six hours of rescue, she is now in the intensive care room, not out of danger.

The left hand has been highly amputated, and there are many comminuted fractures in her body. From her admission to the hospital to now, the medical expenses of her wife all depend on the little savings at home, and she borrows money from her relatives and friends to pay for them. I hope the kind-hearted people can help my poor family... "

Yesterday, a piece of help information burst many Chongqing citizens' circle of friends. Some netizens don't know whether they are real or not, and some people ask, what makes a newly born mother choose to give up her child to give birth? Is postpartum depression really so terrible?

Today Xiaobian brings you to pick up the unknown things about postpartum depression.

What is postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is the most common type of female mental disorders. It is a series of physical, emotional and psychological changes caused by sexual hormones, social roles and psychological changes after childbirth.

Typical postpartum depression occurs within 6 weeks after childbirth, which can last for the whole puerperal period, and some can even last until children go to school. The incidence of postpartum depression is 15% - 30%.

Postpartum depression usually occurs within 6 weeks and can recover itself within 3-6 months, but it can last for 1-2 years in severe cases, with a recurrence rate of 20% - 30% in second pregnancy.

So, what are the manifestations of postpartum depression?

Symptoms of postpartum depression

1. Depression

2. Lack of interest or pleasure in all or most activities

3. Significant weight loss or increase

4. Insomnia or excessive sleep

5. Psychomotor excitement or block

6. Fatigue or fatigue

7. Sense of meaninglessness or guilt

8. Loss of thinking power or inattention

9. Repeated thoughts of death or suicide.

Postpartum depression can be prevented in advance, so as a mother to be or family, how to prevent and treat postpartum depression?

[treatment of postpartum depression]

1. Psychotherapy

It means that in the process of implementing medical care, medical staff or family members can reasonably adopt the methods of persuasion, encouragement, sympathy, comfort, support, understanding and assurance to the patients' psychological state, which can effectively eliminate the patients' bad emotions, make them in the best psychological state of receiving treatment, so as to ensure the smooth progress of treatment and early recovery of the disease.

2. Interpersonal psychotherapy

This psychotherapy method is mainly used to treat adult depression in acute stage, aiming to alleviate depression symptoms and improve some social problems of depression patients.

3. Music therapy

Music therapy is the most popular psychotherapy for depression. The limbic system and the reticular structure of brain stem play an important role in regulating the internal organs and body functions of human body, while music can directly or indirectly affect these neural structures.

4. Focus shift

If postpartum do face serious unpleasant life events, or even difficult to solve the problem, do not always focus on adverse events.

To shift one's attention properly is to shift one's attention to something pleasant and to pay attention to one's own preferences. It is not only to shift one's mind, but also to take part in the pleasant activities within one's power.

5. Behavior adjustment method

Since expectant mothers are not suitable for strenuous exercise after childbirth, it is necessary for them to have some relaxing activities, such as deep breathing, walking, meditation, meditating on peaceful pictures, listening to soothing and beautiful music, etc.

6. Disclosure method

Find friends or relatives to communicate, tell your heart, cry for a while, and let out your depression.

7. Role alternation

Don't forget that although you are a mother, you are still the wife of your husband and the daughter of your parents. No one can be a 24-hour full-time mother, so you need to change your role to enjoy the power of your wife and daughter.

8. Self encouragement

Self appreciation, look at their own advantages, look at the benefits of things, think about the possible success of things.

9. Self realization

Giving birth to children is only a way for women to realize themselves, but it is not the only way, so don't forget that there are other potential and needs for self realization.

Maybe take advantage of the time off maternity leave can also pay attention to their own good career, such as the end of maternity leave will have a new image.

Finally, Xiaobian wants to say that postpartum depression is not terrible, but whether it is the treatment of postpartum depression or the complete dredging of postpartum depression, it is not a simple process, and there is no magic instant medicine.

If you are experiencing postpartum depression, I hope you can open your heart and boldly seek support; if you also have a mother who is experiencing postpartum depression, what you need to do is to pay attention to, care for, listen to, help her to get back together and get rid of the fog.

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