Pregnancy and birth are usually a time for celebration for women. However, due to the changes in body, lifestyle and mindset, this may lead to an increase in poor mental health.
It is natural in the first few days after delivery for women to experience mood changes as their hormones adjust. These feelings of ‘baby blues’ are often gone within the first 10 days after delivery.
However, some women experience deep, painful, long lasting depression. Which is known as post-partum depression. These Moms often feel like bad mothers. Some find it hard to connect emotionally with their babies, and they often find it hard to seek help.
Postpartum depression has not always been seen as a real concern. Hence, why it continues to be under reported. Research shows that the sooner the condition is diagnosed, the more effective the counselling process.