The Cause Of Postpartum Depression Even Though The Baby Has Died?
I am 23 years old. On 10 October I gave birth and the next day my child died. I am often very bad mood and more sensitive since pregnancy. And after giving birth, my bad mood is more frequent. I can badmood for days. I also often cry. Am I affected by postpartum depression? Even though I’m not caring for a child.
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During pregnancy and after childbirth, is a physiological condition that consumes energy and thought, so it is not uncommon for some pregnant and postpartum women to experience psychological complaints as well as health complaints during and after childbirth. This condition is most likely influenced by several things, such as:
1. female hormonal changes
2. health problems or pregnancy complications experienced during pregnancy
3. the existence of traumatic events that affect psychic or physical
4. adjustment and self-acceptance during pregnancy and after childbirth
5. There are external factors that affect, such as social relations, economic problems, or employment problems
Therefore, undergoing an early pregnancy with good physical and psychological conditions until delivery is an important step for pregnant women to be able to go through pregnancy without any disturbance and complaints. In addition, the support of family and people around you will make the pregnancy until childbirth easier and calmer.
Consulting with a gynecologist or psychologist will help pregnant or postpartum women better deal with possible complaints that arise and experience them. Thus, medical support is expected to reduce the psychological and physical conditions that occur.
In connection with the question that you submit, the existence of complaints of mood changes that tend to lead to negative moods, may be influenced by the possibility of the factors above, both external and internal of yourself. So if you experience it after your labor 2 months ago, then this condition is probably caused by a postpartum depression. This condition is more disturbing for you especially when left by your baby (we share our condolences), so that your psychological burden is also getting heavier.
However, please note, although this condition is an implication of your psychological and physical condition after delivery, you should start to reorganize your psychological and physical condition. You begin to give sincerity from your heart to the departure of your baby and possibly to your physical fatigue during this pregnancy and after delivery. Surrendering to God will help you control your heart and sincerity, because the people around you need you in a condition that is sincere and calm. Thus, you can pray for your deceased baby and you can better position yourself around the people you care about.
However, if you still need professional help, you can consult your obstetrician and / or psychiatrist-psychologist to help you adjust to whatever you are facing.
All you can do is pray, be sincere, and do exercise and avoid staying up late at night. Thus, your psychological and physical condition will recover.
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