What is postpartum Dysphoria?

by LetsAllter Admin on Apr 18, 2022

What is postpartum Dysphoria?

Becoming a mother is nothing but a joyous feeling in the whole world, but the excitement of having a new baby can be overshadowed by feelings of sadness and mood swings. Having a baby completely changes your world and it would never be the same.

What is so rarely talked about are the tremendous physical, emotional, social and psychological change that comes with the birth of your little sunshine. In this blog we will talk about the postpartum dysphoria that is often faced by 70% of new mommies.

Given how challenging and dark it can be, it heartening to know that you are not alone mama. Let’s tackle it together with the means of exactly knowing what postpartum dysphoria is all about!

Postpartum dysphoria (baby blues) is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen in some women after giving birth. Pregnancy and the period after delivery can be a particularly vulnerable time for women. Many women may suffer in silence, dismissing their struggles as a normal part of pregnancy and childbirth
and fail to seek care.

All women are vulnerable to postpartum depression, regardless of age, marital status, education level, or socioeconomic status. Women with these risk factors are more likely to develop maternal depression:

  • Previous depression
  • Family history of depression
  • Lack of support from family, friends and partner
  • Marriage or financial instability
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder or other hormone-related mood changes

Some symptoms of postpartum dysphoria are anxiety, eating problems, change in your sleep pattern, crying episodes, extreme sadness and low energy. Love is the reason we grieve darling…and love is what will bring you back.

Greater awareness and understanding can lead to better outcomes for women and their babies. Stop feeling guilty and blaming yourself when things Sgo wrong, and worrying and feeling panicky for no good reason. Don’t let it become poisonous and toxic. You are already a superhero mamma!

Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself the storm will pass!
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them!