Make Motherhood a Beautiful Experience – Deal with Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum Depression
Having a baby can take a major toll on the mother during pregnancy and after delivery. The cocktail of hormones flooding your body can cause disruptions in your appetite and sleep schedules. Once the baby is born, it takes a while before the hormones settle and your body recovers its pre-pregnancy state.
All these changes going through your body can cause a condition called prenatal and postpartum depression. And, at the Thriveworks Las Vegas wellness clinic, you can learn how to deal with your mood swings.
Why Postpartum Depression Happens
Caring for your newborn isn’t easy. You probably can’t find the time to eat and sleep as all your time and energy is focused on round the clock feeding routines, diaper changes, diaper rash, colic, and burping, to name a few. These pressures can leave you anxious and frazzled, especially if you’re a first time parent. During therapy at the Thriveworks Las Vegas facility, you’ll find that most of the pressure is because of the surge of the estrogen hormone during pregnancy. Anxiety can also result from lack of adequate sleep and a nutritious diet that is extremely essential when you’re nursing.
Symptoms that Indicate You Need Help
Most babies take a couple of months to settle into a predictable routine. But, until that schedule is established, mothers turn into a harried heap of cluelessness. Here are some of the signs that indicate you need counseling at the Thriveworks Las Vegas center.
- Difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep
- Exhaustion and fatigue
- Mood swings ranging from elation and joy to hopelessness and thoughts of hurting the baby to stop her from crying
- Difficulty in prioritizing and coordinating activities
- Depression and anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive actions
- Finding it hard to care for the baby or oneself
How Counseling Helps
During therapy at the Thriveworks Las Vegas clinic, you’ll learn that pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum depression is a very normal occurrence. You’ll also receive recommendations of how to manage the stress and anxiety. Once you feel more in control, you will be able to enjoy every moment bonding with the beautiful new entrant in your life. You may also want to keep in mind that the lack of sleep and hormone imbalances last for only a few weeks. Here are some of the guidelines you may receive:
- It’s okay to get all the help you can. Get your partner to pitch in with caring for the baby.
- Take turns with diaper changes and feeds. You could also have alternative days waking for the 2am baby meals.
- Make it a point to breastfeed. Nursing releases feel-good hormones that can relieve the depression.
- Talk about your feelings in group therapy or one-on-one sessions like the ones available at our center.
- Join a support group where you can interact with like-minded parents.
- Read up everything you can about baby care. Being informed will help you understand the baby’s needs better.
For more information of how counseling at the Thriveworks Las Vegas center can help you or a loved one, call us at this number: (702)-820-3061. You can also contact us on the Thriveworks website.