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.
I'm a 20-something first-time mama to a beautiful baby girl, and wife to my fabulous and unbelievably patient husband. This blog is all about my journey through motherhood. It's here that I'll talk about everything...
As a midwife I put a lot of thought and effort into my pregnancy and birthing experience. But none of my midwifery knowledge prepared me for the first few weeks after having a baby. These tips helped me prepare for less stressful postpartum period at the end of my second pregnancy.
The baby blues are common mood swings experienced after childbirth. Keep an eye out for these symptoms and be as supportive as possible. Remember your partner's body has been through a tough nine months and hormones are rampant. These symptoms should disappear within 10 days.
I've got a great support network of other moms online, and one day I told them that I was really irritable and stupid little things were really pissing me off. I told them that I'd cry really easily over stuff that never would have bothered me before. Postpartum depression was brought up. I shrugged it off and said - nope, not me, not depressed.
This list of self-help suggestions may ease the sting of your PPD symptoms throughout the course of your recovery. Take small steps, try not to be too hard on yourself and take one day at a time.
Wondering how to talk about postpartum depression with your doctor? Read more from Karen Kleiman. Find out how to select the doctor you feel you can trust and who is least likely to dismiss your concerns.
As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide of hormones in the days and weeks after a baby is born.