The birth of a child can be a joyous and exciting time, but following childbirth, some women may experience postpartum disorders that can adversely affect a woman’s mental health. Mothers commonly experience what is called “the baby blues,” mood swings that are the result of high hormonal fluctuations that occur during and immediately after childbirth. They may also experience more serious mental health disorders such as postpartum depression, birth-related post-traumatic stress disorder or a severe but rare condition called postpartum psychosis.
Many women often wonder what they are experiencing and are constantly searching for answers as to what is wrong with them. What is postpartum depression is and why you have it and what do your do about it? You often wondering if there is something wrong with you and if you are normal. We know you’re probably feeling very scared, confused, disappointed, sad or angry right now, or possibly even everything that was just mentioned. Well I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of women in across the globe, get postpartum depression and related illnesses every year. You didn’t do anything to cause it and you haven’t done anything to deserve it. IT NOT YOUR FAULT. Many of the mental health issues associated with pregnancy and child birth are temporary and treatable with professional help.