How to Tackle Baby Blues & Postpartum Stress? Find Out Here

Tips to Cope with Post-Partum Stress & Depression.

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How to Tackle Baby Blues & Postpartum Stress? Find Out Here

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  • A Guide to Post-Partum Care
  • Seek Support
  • Take up postpartum therapy sessions

Post-pregnancy depression is an important medical intervention for new moms as it is a massive life transition on every level. Some women have great support and manage fine while others struggle with connecting to the baby or have depression and low moods. Women are not offered this service and they rarely even get time to focus on the fact that this transition might be challenging.  Many women struggle with body image issues, issues with their partner and his family, gender dissatisfaction, etc. and these need to be dealt with so that mom and baby can attach securely and the woman feels supported and not lonely in her PPT journey.

How to Tackle Baby Blues & Postpartum Stress? Find Out Here

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Coping with postpartum stress is crucial for your well-being and the well-being of your baby. Here are some tips that might help:

Seek Support:

Seek the support of someone who has experience with women's health. Reach out to friends, family, or support groups. Someone who also has living experience can be useful.

Take Up Postpartum Therapy Sessions:

It's important to have the therapist do couples and family sessions since the depression is also stemming from the system and if there is a lack of support it can get harder.

Professional Help:

Talk to your doctor if the symptoms are severe or aren't settling after a few weeks. You can also seek help from a healthcare provider or mental health professional. They can offer support, guidance, and treatment options tailored to your specific needs.

Communicate With Your Partner:

Men need to learn how to hold space for women and emotions. Avoid being “positive” or asking her to look on the bright side. Many shut down due to helplessness. This is going to worsen the depression. Ask her how she feels and allow the space to emote and share. Even if it's around your parents. Avoid getting too defensive. Working together as a team can make the transition to parenthood smoother.

Practice Self-Care:

Make time for self-care activities that help you relax and recharge. Get breaks from the baby. Yes. It's essential you get some time to sleep Eat or even go out or do something you love.

Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. You're not alone, and some people care about you and want to support you through these challenging times.

This blog is exclusively written by Mansi Poddar, a Trauma-informed Psychotherapist.


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