Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum Depression
It is normal, you do not become distressed and it happens to him to most of the mothers, mainly when they have its first son. And it is that to have a son after the exhausting pregnancy, it can be for some difficult to bear and in addition generates in all many tensions.

The important thing is that you express your feelings and restlessness and you do not feel like culprit, to have a son is a great responsibility and although we want much to it and we have wished it enormously, seeing it there defenseless, hungry, eager to obtain the cares and the attention necessary to grow healthy is not easy, mainly because you not yet have recovered totally. But if the depression is very strong, you do not let request professional aid, so that you can also help your baby.

The depression posparto, is an upheaval that appears in certain mothers after the birth of its son and although it is normal, affects more to them to the primerizas, unmarried mothers, divorced, widows, who do not have support of their pair or to which have tendency to depress themselves easily.

The cause is not known with exactitude, but it thinks that it must to changes that produce in neurotransmitters of system nervous (substance which they take to information of a neuron to) like result of the abrupt hormonal modifications that take place after the childbirth.

Also it is attributed to factors like the physical exhaustion, the interrupted dream, the fear of not becoming position of the baby of suitable way or to the loss of the style of previous life.

The alterations of the mood after the childbirth are classified by their intensity, duration and symptoms, in: sadness, depression and psychosis posparto.

The sadness or melancholy of the maternity is most frequent and lasts just a short time, does not require treatment, but it is important to receive the support of the family. It is characterized by weeping, irritability, hypersensitivity, sadness, anxiety, insomnia, changes of humor, tires, loss of the sexual appetite, absence of feelings towards the baby and others.

The depression is an upheaval greater intensity, than it requires treatment because it originates a considerable malaise in the mother and her family, generating almost always a negative relation with the son, which repels in its integral development.

Often this it is badly not diagnosed because the attention of the medico and the family is centered in the well - being of the baby and the new mothers, do not show its feelings, because they fear to be misunderstood or that they judge them negatively. In these cases, the treatment includes psycotherapy, upon which it agrees that the pair participates and in severe cases the antidepressant use.

The psychosis, is little frequent. It initiates in first three months after the childbirth and it is characterized by a disconnection with the reality, hallucinations, delirium of persecution, insomnia and a great emotional instability. The gravity of this mental disease as much puts in risk the mother as to its small one by the possibility of negligence, infantile abuse, infanticide and / or suicide.

If the presence is suspected this upheaval, is necessary to allow the mother to express its feelings and to treat as rapidly as possible, of preference involving to the pair, so that it includes / understands all the changes that are also passing and accept those that arises when it is papa and the baby requires of most of the time of the pair.

It is not possible to avoid the depression, but during the pregnancy he is advisable to prepare itself for the numerous changes of life style that are going to arise. It is suggested:

To inquire about the manifestations and depresivas alterations well posparto.

To take care of the feeding, since certain nutrimentales deficiencies can produce a greater hormonal imbalance. To control much the foods that contain copper, at the same time that a deficit of which they contain zinc contributes to the depression. The rich zinc foods are the eggs, the seeds of sunflower and the integral bread.

the carbohydrates and the vitamins of the complex B (B1, b3, b6, b12) help to elevate the spirit, reason why it is recommended to consume foods like the banana, the fresh cheese, the dry turkey, dates, the leavening of beer, soya, the fish and in integral cereals.

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