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On average, 15 percent of women are affected by postpartum depression. Learn how to recognize the signs and what to do if that happens to you.

Some women are ashamed to admit to themselves and others that they suffer from postpartum depression. But, in that period, it is not the time for loneliness. You need to talk to your loved ones and the doctor.

After giving birth, some women feel sad, have no self-esteem, are hopeless, do not want to breastfeed, distance themselves from the child, neglect their obligations, cannot sleep, and suicidal intentions can occur. It is not just the so-called “baby blues” period, which lasts only a few days after birth and is considered a normal part of the early maternal period. Postpartum depression is a bit more serious. If you notice that the “baby blues” continues and that the symptoms worsen, first contact your loved ones, and then, of course, a doctor, who will advise you on what to do next.

However, in addition to the help of your parents, spouse, and your closest ones, there are several things you can do that you need to be able to do.

Take care of yourself

Your basic needs must be met. Try to sleep and eat regularly and enough. The postpartum period is sensitive and that is why mothers often spend at least the first 10 days with their daughters. Try not to feel guilty about the situation you are in, because you really are not guilty. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad mother or don’t love your child.

Don’t expect too much

If you have clinical depression and anxiety, it is brave enough to get out of bed and face daily obligations. Focus, at first, on yourself.

By: Mary


This is a key period when you need the help of friends and loved ones. It doesn’t have to be conversations and advice. It is enough for them to dispose of some small things for you, to cook your lunch, to arrange your laundry.


Force yourself to talk about the problem. Find the person you trust the most. You can also join groups and meetings of moms, who face the same problem.

Rest as much as you can. Although you don’t have the will, force yourself to do nice things: a walk, ice cream with friends, relaxing baths, nature trips, listening to your favorite music.

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