Overcome Postnatal Blues, Recognize the Signs

Rapid changes that occur in the life of postnatal women may cause symptoms of stress are called postnatal blues. If not managed properly, can lead to postnatal postnatal blues that can interfere with the ability to take care of the child.

No matter how a woman wants and loves their child, being a mother changes can cause stress. This is reasonable given the many changes happening in a short time such as sleeping patterns, physical, hormonal, and so on.

According to a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology hospitals Mother dr. Ivan Here, almost all women who had given birth had experienced postnatal blues, although some of them may not realize it,

In order to avoid prolonged postnatal blues and lead to postnatal depression, it needs good management of this disorder early on. Management of postnatal blues that begins by recognizing the signs of potentially cause this problem.

"Starting to feel sad when looking at a baby or breast-feeding is a sign of the beginning," said Ivan in a seminar entitled 'Risk After Childbirth: What You Do not Know and Compulsory Unknown', Wednesday (06/12/2013), in Jakarta.

In addition, women also need to be aware of the signs of postnatal blues other. As reported in the Help Guide website, signs of postnatal blues include rapid mood alteration, feel sad, have trouble sleeping, get upset, appetite change, and concentration problems.

If already experiencing these signs, said Ivan, she should immediately tell the nearest person, or consult a doctor. Undemonstrative alone would probably make it worse and increase the risk of postnatal depression.

Postnatal depression is a condition that is more severe than postnatal blues. Postnatal depression is characterized by symptoms alone are not interested in the baby, the baby was negative in themselves, afraid of hurting the baby, lack of attention to himself, the loss of a sense of comfort, lack of energy and motivation, changes in appetite and weight, sleep more or less than usual, and the thought of suicide.