Postpartum depression is an illness that happens to new mothers after giving birth. Much like depression, this type of illness can keep a mother from caring for her child. In our previous blog post, we talked about this disorder in detail. Be sure to visit back with it to learn more. Below, you'll find symptoms that might help you identify postpartum depression in yourself or someone you love. If you need affordable Asheville, NC depression treatment, please call Legacy Freedom for help.
What Are The Postpartum Depression Symptoms?
- All parents think they could do a better job when it comes to nurturing and caring for their children. When postpartum depression takes over, that feeling of needing to do a better job actually gets in the way of caring for the child. The guilty feelings of not being the best, and crying all day because of sadness, is a consuming part of this illness. It gets in the way and leaves these women feeling disconnected from parenting and many times, life in general.
- Anger is an unfortunate, but common symptom of postpartum as well. Those that suffer can’t help their frustrations or anger, and patience is completely gone when it comes to caring for the child. At times, everything will become an irritation. Some mother’s will also resent their children and partners because they don’t have as many responsibilities. In some cases, mothers begin to resent and withdraw from friendships and other relationships that involve non-parents for the same reasons.
- Continued crying and sadness throughout each and every day will eventually take over during postpartum depression. One might not even understand the reason for crying or sadness.
- Emptiness and not feeling like anything positive can happen is also common with postpartum depression.
- Feelings of hopelessness that the situation will never get better is also a symptom. Feeling like a failure becomes normal.
- It’s likely that all new mothers will feel like they’re struggling on a day-to-day basis. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and while it’s hard, most moms are able to get through it. Those with postpartum depression have a crippling and overwhelming feeling of doubt. They feel like being a mom isn’t possible. They’re unable to handle all that goes with being a parent. In many cases, mothers might question whether or not they should have even became a parent to begin with.
- Oftentimes, significant weight loss or gain occurs in postpartum depression because mothers lose the ability to eat properly. They’re physically incapable of forcing themselves to eat. On the other hand, mothers can also experience the need to constantly eat because it’s the only thing that makes them feel better.
- Postpartum depression causes confusion, fear and a constant feeling of inability to understand why it’s even happening to them.
- Those suffering from postpartum depression tend to feel no bond between them and the baby. They’re not overwhelmed with excitement, happiness and comfort while spending time with their child. This is not a typical symptom, but one that some will experience.
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If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms and need help from a professional, contact Legacy Freedom of Asheville. The inability to care for a child due to this illness isn’t your fault. It’s something that can be treated, and we can help. Call now for more information about our Asheville, NC depression treatment programs. Also, be sure to visit with our previous blog to learn more about postpartum depression.