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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Postpartum Depression - How To Overcome It

Have you just given birth?

Do you feel depressed?

Do you think that you have failed yourself?

Can’t you see the light out of anything?

Perhaps, you are suffering from postpartum depression. This is a mood disorder after giving birth. Around 15% of women are being affected by this condition.

Do you think you are one of them? Well, this post is for you. I will give you some handy tips on how you can overcome postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression

Talk to your loved ones about your feelings. Your partner or your relatives might get confused because of the oddness of your behavior. It is important that they know what you are going through. Talk to them and share your thoughts. You can apologize in advance just in case they might ‘experience’ your mood swings. You can also seek their support and advice. Talk to your relatives and friends who were able to overcome their own depressions.

Join counseling groups. You might need a professional support group. Why don’t you look for counselling groups? Knowing that you are not alone in that predicament can help a lot. Plus, you can be sure that you won’t be judged because you are all experiencing the same things.

Do what you originally love. During your pregnancy, there are a lot of things which you were not able to do. Do you used to go to the gym? Were you active before you got pregnant? I suggest that you start going back to your old habits and hobbies. That will also bring the old you. Besides, accomplishing things can help you feel better.

Give yourself a break once in a while. Staying at home all the time can make you feel depressed. Once in a while, you should go out. Go shopping or have a salon treatment. You can also call up your friends and organize a small reunion. It’s like breaking the cycle which is healthy for you.

Be with positive people. Always surround yourself with the most positive people. If you will talk to your friends who are also depressed, you won’t be able to think straight. You will just accept the fact that depression is fine thinking that your friends are in the dark light too. Look for people who always see things positively. They will be able to transmit that positive attitude to you and as a result, you can get away from your own depression.

Easy to do, right? Even with professional help, you can only overcome postpartum depression if you help yourself first. 

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 5:52 AM

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