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“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers-strong, competent, capable mothers”- Barbara Katz
Giving birth for each mother is undoubtedly the most beautiful experience. It causes an overload of overwhelming emotions; joy, anxiety, concern etc. However, sometimes post-delivery the mother may develop a severe condition called postpartum depression.
It is described as depression in new mothers which may be caused due to hormonal drop post-delivery, a decreased sense of worth, too much anxiety about the baby, doubts about one’s appearance, sudden changes in life due to the baby, continuous sleep deprivation, self-doubt about one’s ability to take care of the baby etc. It can last for several months or even a year. As per WHO, the prevalence of postpartum depression has been estimated as 100-150 per 1000 births worldwide.
It is different from baby-blues which resolves in a few days. The symptoms include:
Being a mom is not easy. But that little one is worth every pain!