Is This Baby Blues Syndrome?
Afternoon Doctor, I want to ask. Right now, after I gave birth to my emotions I became uncontrollable, and was easily irritated by words that criticize. Is this affected by the baby blues syndrome? I just searched also about this baby blues syndrome when reading a a story from the internet. But I also don’t know whether I’m also affected by this syndrome or not.
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Changes experienced by new mothers after childbirth, which includes hormonal, physical, mental, and lifestyle changes, are indeed vulnerable to make mothers experience baby blues. This condition is a mild form of post partum depression. Why not, after giving birth, mothers who could have been free to carry out activities for themselves, seemed to be confined because they had to fulfill the responsibilities of breastfeeding, caring for, and raising their babies who could not do anything alone. Support from partners and the environment that is lacking, poor self-views, minimal knowledge about preparation for becoming a new mother, the physical condition of mothers who are still weak due to hormonal influences, unhealthy lifestyles, and maternal health conditions in general can also influence this. .
Not only easily emotional and irritable, baby blues also cause you excessive anxiety, frequent crying, difficulty concentrating, decreased appetite, difficulty sleeping, and so on. In addition to baby blues, complaints such as those you are experiencing at this time may also be triggered by other factors, such as certain personality disorders, delusional disorders, bipolar disorder, excessive anxiety disorders, and so on.
Try to do the following steps to feel better:
Be thankful for your baby's presence Remember, good times when you wait for your baby to come to the world. Think of your process of making your baby peaceful as a worship, don't be seen as a burden. Believe, God gives you the trust of a child, of course because He believes you can carry out your duties as a good mother Do not hesitate to learn what a good way to be a mother Do not hesitate to ask the people around you if you encounter obstacles while breastfeeding or taking care of your baby Entertain yourself with activities that are fun for you, for example by hanging out with friends , take a walk out, eat a variety of foods that you like, joking with your partner and family Ask your partner to help you take care of your baby both Improve the quality of your worship Expand your relationships, do not confine yourself If there are problems, find a solution, do not be too confused to make you stress Live always a healthy lifestyle, tar go to eat regularly, get enough rest, exercise, stay away from cigarettes and alcohol. If the above methods have not been successful in alleviating your complaints, do not hesitate to consult directly with your doctor or psychiatrist in order to get the best solution.
I hope this helps.