There were many emotions that I experienced throughout the time that I had the baby. One among many was not anger but almost a despise of the fake baby. I did not think that taking the baby would be really as bad as it was, this being in the way that I was so strung out over this tiny machine making noise and others making a big deal out of it just adding to the stress. Also there were several points in this time that between my tiredness and my anger I was having mental collapses, crying, panicking, anxiety, these were things like me waiting for the baby to cry and then when it wouldn stop I would have to hold myself back or I felt like I was about to snap.
Research-Emotions of pregnant women can range from high to low and these are called “mood swings”. Pregnant women may experience fear, forgetfulness, weepiness and postpartum depression. Fear happens in the first -trimester because this is the period where miscarriage could happen, a pregnant woman would also be worried if the labour would hurt and question themselves if they would be good parents. Pregnant women may sometimes be forgetful as they are always in a panic and there is evidence that points to the hippocampus that it may change during pregnancy.
Depression after childbirth is called postpartum depression. Some women who have postpartum depression might just think it is the “baby blues”. Anywhere from forty to eighty percent of new mothers experience baby blues (BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board, par. 1). However, baby blues typically go away within a few days or a week, and the symptoms are not as severe, and do not need treatment. Symptoms of the baby blues include minor crying spells, trouble sleeping, feeling overwhelmed, and/or loss of appetite. Postpartum depression symptoms last longer and are more severe than baby blues, and can begin anytime within the first year after childbirth (Women’s Health, par. 11). However, in some rare cases
During my pregnancy I unfortunately also suffered from prenatal depression and anxiety. Immediately following the birth of my son, prenatal depression seamlessly handed off the baton to postpartum depress. I suffered immensely physically and emotionally. It 's crushing knowing that for nine months I provided a safe, warm home for my little one , delivering an absolutely perfect, beautiful little boy into this world. Darkness, sadness, and hopelessness were the absolute last emotions I ever expected having.
Pregnancy is usually thought of as a taxing, yet rewarding and joyful time for an expectant mother. It takes a toll on not only a mother’s body, but also on her emotional well-being. A lack of appetite, energy, and strength are not uncommon among healthy mothers, and will not call for immediate attention from a physician. Although the psychological and physiological changes a woman goes through while pregnant can present themselves as depression-like symptoms, more often, they are the result of carrying a developing child. Despite the commonality of these symptoms it is important not to overlook these symptoms should they progress. Antenatal depression (depression that occurs while pregnant) and postpartum depression (depression that occurs
During the same time period however, my relationship was going down its rocky road. Suffice it to say that after a few days of spotting and some severe pain, coupled with eight days in the hospital, I lost the baby. I've always heard other women say that they got pretty attached to their babies emotionally fairly quickly, but I guess you just have to experience it for yourself to understand. After losing my baby at nine weeks (not that far in was I?), I seemed to be in a stupor. It was as if no matter how the doctors told me that many women have miscarriages and that my D&C (dilation and curettage procedure) went well, so I'd be able to have another baby, I still felt like I had killed my baby. They can't seem to figure out why I lost it or why I was feeling the type of pain I was feeling (severe pain in my lower right buttock stretching to the back of my knee and shooting all the way to my entire foot bottom along with terrible lower abdominal pain), so it will always remain a case where I wonder if it was my fault. Don't get me wrong, my head tells me everything I need to hear, it's my heart that's causing the problem. I started to become despondent and began sleeping all day and night and rarely ate. It seemed as if that was the only way I could 'get away from myself' since (whether fortunately or not) I had no other
One would believe that the birth of a child elicits intense and pure feelings of happiness, adding to the abundance of joys that correspond with motherhood. However, during pregnancy, estrogen levels rise precipitously, resulting in mood swings after delivery once hormone levels drop. Thus, instead of experiencing overwhelming excitement and bliss, 80 percent of mothers are overcome with fatigue, stress, and anxiety known as the “baby blues”. A mother’s emotional state amid the postpartum period during the first six weeks after childbirth is particularly vulnerable, requiring attentive postnatal care. However, the neglection of the psychological care of mothers allows the common baby blues to develop into a more severe and abiding disorder
Mothers who have brought into this world a blessing have been preparing themselves for a big change in their life. They have been learning and educating themselves about how to be a good mother. Many mothers find it really hard to transition from being an independent woman without children to becoming a mother (Corrigan, Kwasky, & Groh, 2015). Adapting to motherhood can be a drastic change, and usually creates challenges that lead to feeling overwhelmed (Leger & Letourneau, 2015). When a newly mother begins experiencing stress or becomes emotional then there can be a possibility that they can encounter Postpartum Depression (Leger et al., 2015). Postpartum depression can be seen and experienced in many different ways, it all varies on every mother (Corrigan et al., 2015). Many different mental health issues can be seen including baby blues, postpartum depression, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the most serious, postpartum psychosis (Tam & Leslie, 2001).
Childbirth is supposed to be a wonderfully, miraculous, and joyful occasion for everyone involved. Mothers will often hear stories of how elated they will become when they see their newborn that they will completely forget about the tremendous pain they just endured for hours. For some mothers, this feeling never happens. According to the Mayo Clinic, more than three million cases of Postpartum depression occur in the United States alone (mayoclinic.org). Some moms will experience the “baby blues” after childbirth, these symptoms can cause anxiety, mood swings, unexpected crying spells, and insomnia, and can be expected due to the changes in hormones. However, some moms will experience a more longer lasting form of the “baby blues” this is
To the nurse that said “Congratulations” I think about about you a lot. The story of my daughter doesn't start out like a lot of pregnancy stories. It wasn't one of those sweet times in a couples lives where they decided to have children and within a couple of month they we're pregnant. However, I didn't give up, I didn't lose faith and then without any symptoms I had a weird inkling to take a pregnancy test. After five long years of trying, our world suddenly and wonderfully changed. Our precious Aurora Rose existed , five years of wondering and waiting we had our baby. But I never got that excited feeling. While I was filled with love for my child, I always felt uneasy in my soul. I tried to ignore it, and start doing all the things you
There is often a stigma around abortions causing severe mental health problems, such as depression and PTSD, but what is scarcely known is that postpartum depression is just as likely in mothers who give birth to a child. Approximately 9% of mothers will experience postpartum depression after giving birth due to trauma, such as a breech baby, an emergency c-section or premature labour. These problems are dealt with through medication and therapy, and are not often very serious for long periods of time.
Psychiatric illness during pregnancy is not an uncommon scenario. A large meta-analysis reported that up to 18% of women experience depressed mood during pregnancy with nearly 13% having an episode that would meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria for
Women who have recently given birth to a child, anticipate feelings of joy and celebration. Many women, though feel the opposite. They feel tension, worry, crankiness, and exhaustion to name a few. This type of mood disturbance affects 85% of all postpartum women (Joy, S. 2014). Because it is so common, many consider the blues as a normal experience following childbirth rather than a psychiatric illness. Many hormonal changes in the woman’s body trigger the postpartum blues. These symptoms usually arise on in the first week after delivery and may last for a few hours or a few days. While these symptoms are unpredictable and often unsettling, they do not inhibit a woman’s ability to function. No specific treatment is required; however if symptoms of depression persist for longer than two weeks, the
After my family had gotten over the initial shock of my pregnancy, they became a great support system for me. I had started dating my husband in May, was pregnant in August, and married him in November. We lived with my parents for the first year of our marriage, and I am so glad we did. Even though I was able to gain a total of twenty-nine pounds during my first pregnancy, I was very sick. I quickly learned that morning sickness is not just for mornings. I was sick morning, noon, and night. I was horrible. I was prescribed a cocktail of medications to try and help, but sadly nothing worked. By Christmas I was on an IV at home, bed rest, and had weekly doctor appointments. Toward the end of my pregnancy I was beginning to show signs of Toxemia. Severe headaches, dizziness, and swelling were at the top of the list. I was extremely swollen and exhausted. The doctor decided it would be in our best interest to be induced a week early. I was pretty unsure of the process,
Finding out that I was pregnant first hand was a bittersweet but conversely a Kodak moment as well. During the first couple of days I didn’t know whether to ball up and cry or to be happy and exhilarated, I was 17 so I didn’t know how to be happy about me being with a fetus inside of me. “I have my whole life ahead of me, this can’t be real, why me?” I constantly asked myself while looking at the positive pregnancy test. After finding out this shocking news I walked in the same room that my cousin Kiana was patiently waiting in, and quietly said it’s positive. Kiana gave me the ideal expression I kind of hoped for and needed during the time-being but shortly after, I got the news that she was also pregnant. When I first noticed my first sign of pregnancy when I started spotting, and increase of hunger, I didn’t think nothing of it but I slightly had a clue. A week goes by still going unnoticed until the morning sickness stage hit. Waking up with morning sickness was one of the stages I had an aversion to the most. I partially disliked this stage because not only was it morning sickness, but because it was morning and afternoon sickness. Another reason is because it made me feel nauseous. After the morning sickness stage, it encouraged me to get a pregnancy test.