How Mothers Can Manage Postpartum Depression Amidst COVID 19

How Mothers Can Manage Postpartum Depression Amidst COVID 19

There’s no running away from the fact, depression is one of the leading problems in today’s time, which is why it is a major concern for a lot of people. You will be shocked to know; around 500 million people suffer from depression and anxiety disorders worldwide.

Out of these people, millions of new mothers are suffering from postpartum depression right now. Secondly, with the COVID 19 situation being omnipresent, postpartum depression has become a major concern for feeding mothers right now. So if you are struggling with the same issue, we will help you out. In this feature, we will guide you through a few tips to manage postpartum depression amongst the coronavirus. Continue reading to know more.

Depression in New Mothers

In simple words, having a new baby comes with a lot of stress. No matter how much you love your child and want to go the extra mile to protect them, we all get stressed out at some point in time. As soon as you lay hands on your bundle of joy, you will have to take care of your munchkin. This means you will have to cater to sleep deprivation, little time for yourself, and several responsibilities. This is why many mums feel as if they are on a rollercoaster ride. Furthermore, as the situation of coronavirus has gotten worse than ever, many new mums are being forced to stay indoors.

So this is why suffering from mild depression, and sudden mood swings is a major issue across the globe. This situation is known as the baby blues. The majority of women begin experiencing baby blues immediately after childbirth. Not to forget, when a child is delivered, there is a structural change in the hormones, stress, sleep deprivation, and a lot more. Here are a few ways to help new mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression amidst COVID 19:

1.      Indoor Exercise

Research proves, exercise is one of the easiest ways for new mothers to declutter their minds from stress. An indoor workout helps in releasing endorphins in the brain, which is a hormone responsible for making you feel happy. Although it is not feasible to engage in intense workout post-childbirth, you can follow low impact exercise to help you to feel happy. For example, you can settle for a workout routine that is inclusive of mild cardio.

2.      Rest As Much as You Can

Another simple way to get rid of postpartum depression is to take as much rest as you can.  Especially if you are sleep deprived, now is the right time for your partner to take some responsibilities so that you can sleep as much as you can. Keep in mind, getting plenty of sleep is important. If you continue to overlook plenty of sleep, it will could have a negative impact on your mental and physical health.

3.      Depend on Natural Compounds

Herbs have always held immense importance in improving the quality of life. So if you want to try something different, CBD could improve your mood and strengthen your body. CBD is a natural compound that has several proven health benefits for the body. So if you decide to give it a shot, you will hopefully start feeling better about yourself.

4.      Talk to Your Parents

There’s nothing better than talking to your parents and extracting wisdom from her experience. Your parents can provide emotional and physical support for you, and the baby. Many women experience postpartum depression in her life. Don’t be afraid of asking for help from your parents and seek their support.

Kate Dyson

Kate is the Founder of The Motherload, the 'owner' of one husband, two daughters, two cats and one rabbit. She loves wine, loathes exercise and fervently believes in the power of women supporting women. Find me on instagram: @themotherloadhq

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