Negative Thinking In Postpartum Babies?
Good afternoon, I’m the mother of 2 children. Just a month ago gave birth to a second child. After giving birth I always think negatively of people who approach my children. Especially in-laws. I feel they will take my child away or want to alienate me from the children. When in fact my father-in-law was very kind to me and before that I had never thought negatively of him. But now every time my father-in-law holds my child negative thoughts come to the point of making my appetite, insomnia, and tired. Sometimes I am lazy to approach my baby because I think there are already in-laws. Let the in-laws take care of it. In the end I could only cry to see the children were not in my arms. Even though we live in one house. I also can not tell to people around because arising distrust. Am I experiencing postpartum depression or not? r nThanks in advance
Hello, good evening Mariasaras. Thank you for your trust in HealthReplies.com.
Previously, congratulations on the birth of your second child. The period after childbirth is indeed not easy, in addition to having to take care and prepare all the needs of the baby, you also have to face various changes in your life (ranging from hormonal changes in your own body, decreasing rest, other homework, not to mention you also have to take care of the child first). These things can certainly affect a person's emotions.
There are several psychological conditions / psychological disorders that can be experienced by a person after childbirth, for example:
Post-partum blues / Baby blues syndrome. This condition can be experienced by almost 80% of mothers who have just given birth to their first child, where mothers feel 'shocked' at the changes in their lives and begin to feel feelings of worry / anxiety about everything. This feeling disorder that makes the mother's mood up and down, often crying, even to cause eating disorders, weakness, sleep disorders, and daily activities. However, usually these symptoms will disappear with time (more or less disappear in 2 weeks). Post-partum depression / Postpartum depression. If the disorders above are prolonged (> 2 weeks), then the condition can be called postpartum depression. In this condition, in addition to mood disorders, sleep disturbances, eating, and concentration, this condition also interferes with the mother's ability to care for her baby, for example, being lazy to take care of babies and losing interest in activities. Postpartum psychosis. Psychosis itself is a mental condition where a person is 'cut off' from the real world / reality and believes what he is thinking, even though his mind does not make sense, such as assuming his baby is 'incarnate of Satan', hearing or seeing things that are not real (hallucinations), etc. so. For your condition, it could indeed be a complaint that you experience is caused by post-partum depression, but it does not rule out the possibility that it is just an adjustment disorder or other conditions. My advice, you don't need to hold all your feelings for yourself. You can tell the people closest to you who can be trusted, or if you want to tell your partner also better, so that your partner can know the conditions you are experiencing and provide support both for your psychic and assistance in caring for children. If it does not help and complaints that you feel are continuing or getting worse, I suggest you consult with a psychiatrist doctor so that the doctor can ascertain the condition you are experiencing and provide the best solution.
Meanwhile, always be enthusiastic and do positive things to keep you away from negative thoughts, such as:
give yourself time to relax, for example by going through your hobby, watching TV, listening to music, etc. light exercise. In addition to restoring body weight and maintaining fitness, exercise has also been shown to be beneficial for improving mood, praying and participating in religious activities in your environment, eating nutritious food and drinking enough water (this is also important to increase stamina and facilitate milk). take care of your children and be involved in their daily lives. for example by playing with your first child while the baby is sleeping; provide quality time both for you and your baby as when breastfeeding; and so forth. These things can build a bond of love between you and your children. That's all, hopefully it's useful, always healthy.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.