Postpartum Depression - Recognizing The SignsWritten by Cassandra Germsheid
In some cases, bringing home your brand new baby doesn't bring happy thoughts like ones you were expecting. If this is case, you may be suffering from postpartum depression. If you have suffered depression anytime before giving birth, your chances of suffering postpartum depression are even greater.
Postpartum depression can occur in up to 16% of new moms, but this number may actually be higher due to amount of untreated depression. Don't confuse 'baby blues' with postpartum depression. Baby blues typically last from a few days to a week right after childbirth. This is very common and does not need treatment. An easy way to cope with it is to ask for help and support from friends and family. It also helps to talk to other new moms who are experiencing same feelings.
Postpartum depression, on other hand, can occur anytime in first year of your baby's life. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from postpartum depression.
- sad, irritable, angry, frustrated - feeling like you are a terrible mother - guilt, not feeling worthy - trouble sleeping, always exhausted - thinking there is no light at end of tunnel - an extreme change in weight, or loss of appetite - you can't concentrate or remember things - constantly worrying about things - you burst out crying for no apparent reason - anxiety - do not want to talk or be with friends and family - your baby does not make you feel happy - wishing you didn't have a baby - wanting to hurt yourself or your baby
Dare to DreamWritten by Deepshikha Mohapatro
I was looking at an alien country with different kind of people, it looked beautiful and charming. It was a cold winter evening, I zipped my jacket and looked at my Husband he was lost in beauty of evening. I had this little dream always in my heart. I always wanted to see a foreign country see how different life was over there. As a kid when I said this people they would laugh. Born in a small town in India were vacations happened once in a lifetime everyone thought it was stupid of me to dream such things. I should settle for a Graduation degree and a good husband. But I always loved to dream and I believed in turning my dreams into reality. And here I was on bank of River Thames walking hands in hands with my husband.