Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman's life, but for many women this is a time of confusion, fear, sadness, stress and even depression.
We've heard that exercise is good for relieving symptoms of depression. A new study suggests that walking could ward away depressive symptoms, too.
Maternal anxiety and stress can negatively affect both mom and baby both during the pregnancy and afterward. So this holiday season, get some relaxation tapes, try a little yoga and/or meditation and treat yourself to a massage. Let others take care of the seasonal details.
Why is it that women feel obligated to answer personal questions just because they're asked? There are better ways and worse ways of dealing with unwanted questions and comments. Following are a few scenarios that you may encounter:
If your self-esteem has always left something to be desired, this is an excellent time to start shedding the old negative thoughts. Here are some tips to get you on the road to recovery:
Many people buy into the stigma that because much of postpartum depression manifests itself emotionally, it's a sign of weakness and should be under the control of the person. Not true! Dr. Shosh shares the real PPD facts with us.
Generally both these terms appear as if they have the similar meaning but actually both are different. In literal terms, both have the different meaning. But mostly, people take it as if both are same.
Depression causes sadness, despair and people often remain angry. While a person with anxiety experiences a lot of fear. It seems he is always afraid of the situations.
Your first days, weeks and even months can be an emotional roller coaster!
Having just experienced the postpartum stage again for the fourth time, I can honestly say that sometimes even preparing does not seem to help. You are preparing for something you have no idea how it will present itself. Your birth is unpredictable, and so is postpartum.
It's extremely rare for a preschooler to be clinically depressed, unless something seriously traumatic has happened. It sounds more like your son is just vulnerable to getting bumped into a bad mood, and that it's harder than one would like for him to climb back out of his slump. And he sounds very normal; lots of other kids have similar tendencies. So what to do?
I have suffered from depression almost my whole life. I just discovered about one month ago that I am pregnant, and am six months along now. To be honest, I am in a tough living situation, and am currently not in the most desirable environment for a pregnant woman. These issues are going to change soon, however.