I just delivered via c section about a week ago to my beautiful baby girl however I’ve been having a little bit of the baby blues. This comes and goes and mostly affects me in the morning and night time. Any advise on how long this may last and how you handled it ?
Talk to your Obygn about antidepressants
Talk to primary or obgyn. Meds would be helpful and may not be needed lomg term
Perfectly normal. I went through this with my own years back, major hormone shifts!! Congrats to you and the little bundle!!
Find a schedule and get yourself on it and be loyal to it. Have Girls Night Out and Date Night once or twice a month. Sleep when your baby sleeps. Find a Support Group of other Mothers. If you need more help, ask your Doctor. They are only Babies for a short time, ENJOY IT!
Can’t breast feed if you decide to take antidepressants but those are worse I believe, talk to someone, get some help around the house, maybe ask your doctor about St. John’s vitamins, they work and they are natural
Everyone is different, I experienced this and it went away on its on the next week or so.
Make sure u tell ur Doctors.u might need some medication for a short time only until u feel better,less sad
It is completely normal the thing would be they never leave then you should be concerned. I had 3 babies and never suffered postpartum til my 3rd. I say get help I dont think antidepressants are an answer. I struggled with mine for 6 months to 9 months and it was rough but I did it with out meds. Get outside breath in fresh air go for a slow stroll wrap that baby up and move a little and your endorphins will stir up and every time you do a little it will get better. Self health you dont need meds you need to take small amounts of time for you that maje you feel lifted and nap.
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Scary how quick many are to point to meds. Those antidepressants have some pretty bad side effects. Try natural remedies first.
Just find someone to confined in like a good mommy friend…or join a whatsapp group with moms
I had the baby Blues. And DON’T automatically jump to meds. I had them and they shall pass. Talk to your partner, family or whomever your close with it helps.
Also give it to god tell god you can’t fight this battle alone he will have to fight it for you just pray and trust god
PPD is real.
You can breastfeed and take meds too.
Being on meds for it is OK.
If your losing the battle with PPD and its changing your life get help and be confident its for the best.
It’s a combination of the surgery the expectations of how your meant to feel tiredness and overwhelming responsibility 24/7 . It does eventually get better especially when baby sleeps longer at night you get used to her different cries and routine…and lots of support for you
You probably are tired, and stressed… I remember i was completely sleep deprived at the beginning… Sleep when baby sleeps, get a break, and if it gets worse then talk with your doctor…
I had it also with my C section . I kept my self busy and rested and had myself in adult time meaning conversations etc. a few weeks later I was in a better place and didn’t need any meds if it went longer they were going to give them. Once I opened up to the doctor about what I was feeling he was very good with giving me ways to handle it. Also that I wasn’t alone.
Medication should be a last resort. I had some postpartum going on when I had my youngest. I didn’t feel sad, per se, but I didn’t connect with him at first. I was almost kind of indifferent to him. I didn’t have a severe case, and I didn’t even realize it was PPD until later. What I did (unknowingly) to get through it was just continue to spend as much time with him as I could. I held him at any available moment (skin to skin), breastfed on demand, and just kept doing that until I fell in love with him. I know it doesn’t work for everyone, but it did for me. Breastfeed as much as possible. When you breastfeed, your body releases oxytocin which helps you feel better and intensifies your “love” feelings. It is present during labor, which helps you bond to your baby upon birth (I had a short labor and delivery with my youngest, so I wasn’t as exposed to the oxytocin as I was with my first). Breastfeeding helps strengthen that bond, chemically. Also, the feeling of your baby’s skin on yours helps too. If you chose not to breastfeed, then at least try to get that skin on skin contact during and after the feedings. Put your baby skin to skin on your bare chest and just hold them as much as you can.
If it doesn’t get better with time, then there’s no shame in asking for help. And if you need to seek professional help, ask them about any non-medicinal alternatives if you prefer to continue to breastfeed. Also lean on your close family and friends as much as possible. It’s a rough road, but you’ll get through it. I wish you and your family all the best.
I read a medical journal about diet rich in veggies and fruits, leans meats that counter acts that. Diets high in red meats, carbs and sweets makes people more susceptible to blues, depression. Worth a try. But mainly after having a baby your hormones are all out of whack til your body catches up. Exercise helps a lot with it too by releasing endorphins in the brain.