Postpartum Depression: What Women Aren't Telling Their Doctors

Written by Robyn B. Surdel

What New Mothers May NOT be telling Their Doctors

By: Robyn B. Surdel Robyn’s Nest ~ The Parenting Network

Postpartum mood disorders come in many shapes and sizes. Approximately 80% of all women inrepparttar United States will experience some form of mood disorder afterrepparttar 126353 birth of their child. The emotional and physical discomfort they feel can be triggered by hormonal changes, lack of sleep, stress, socioeconomic factors and other changes. What is concerning, however, is that only 20% of women actually report their feelings to a qualified health professional, such as their physician, midwife, or pediatrician. Perhaps women are concerned aboutrepparttar 126354 stigma associated with mental health issues, or they fear that in reporting their mood swings and emotional pain they may jeopardize custody of their new baby. Whateverrepparttar 126355 reason, it’s time to changerepparttar 126356 way we look at perinatal (after birth) mood disorders.

The majority of women experience what is referred to as “the new baby blues”. This milder form of postpartum depression may be characterized by insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, tearfulness or sadness and may last anywhere from several hours to a week. The more serious forms of perinatal mood disorders include Postpartum Depression andrepparttar 126357 extremely severe Postpartum Psychosis.

Approximately 10-15% of new mothers will experience Postpartum Depression. Family members, partners and heath professionals should watch for symptoms that could include sleeping and eating disturbances, anxiety and insecurity, mood swings, confusion, loss of self, guilt or shame, and thoughts of harming herself.

Worry and Anxiety Help

Written by Ken McIsaac

"A god, invisible but omnipotent. It stealsrepparttar bloom fromrepparttar 126352 cheek and lightness fromrepparttar 126353 pulse; it takes awayrepparttar 126354 appetite and turnsrepparttar 126355 hair gray." - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

It does a lot more than that, Benjamin! The harm that worry causes in our lives has been well documented by many writers, health professionals, and philosophers. Worry can weaken and sicken us, and turn our days into nightmares. Atrepparttar 126356 very least, it prevents us from living fully and happilyrepparttar 126357 only life that we will ever have. At it's worse, it is a killer.

There are numerous ideas that help to reduce or eliminate worry andrepparttar 126358 symptoms associated with it. Many ofrepparttar 126359 pages in this collection present different topics for consideration in a program to live a happy life with a minimum of worry.

Worrying over things that 'might' happen can waste large portions of one's life, considering that so often it is for nothing, and almost certainly does no good.

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