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Sadness or melancholy after childbirth: why it appears and how to overcome it

After delivery, it is normal for the new mother to feel sad, melancholic and without much energy. But what are its causes? We also discover how to overcome it easily (and with patience).

There is no doubt that after 9 months of pregnancy having a baby is one of the most beautiful and most wonderful experiences. It is also a real physical and emotional revolution for women, and it may come as a shock that after such an experience the new mother feels sad or feels like crying precisely the first days after giving birth.

They are a series of emotional reactions that a woman can suffer after giving birth.  It is a mild, transient disorder that does not need treatment. You have recently had a baby and you don’t understand why you feel sad.

After the joy of the first days of the happy birth, you notice that you are sensitive and that for no reason, tears easily come to your eyes. Doubts assail you whether you will be a good mother or not, you will be able to raise him well, you are scared, you sleep less, you are tired. These symptoms are normal and occur in a high percentage of women.

Why does sadness or melancholy appear after childbirth?

Sadness or melancholy after childbirth occurs because once we have given birth, the woman’s body undergoes quite remarkable changes. In fact, after childbirth, a woman’s body changes rapidly.

Hormonal changes occur, the body prepares for lactation, milk rises, breasts swell … while hormonal levels drop rapidly. Added to this is the fatigue that the new mother may have after labor during childbirth.

In addition, to this we must add the change your life goes through, although you thought you were prepared for this, you notice how it surpasses you, you sleep little, you feel tired and you think that you will not be able to overcome it.

And it is that obviously there are not only physical changes. Various emotional factors also influence the appearance of this sadness. For example, the concern that we may feel about the arrival of the new offspring, together with the feeling of nervousness and anxiety for their own well-being, also have a lot to do with it.

How to overcome sadness after childbirth:

It is important to seek support in your partner or in the family if you have it close until little by little you get used to your new life, you manage to organize yourself and so that you can rest even for a little while.

That is, no type of medical treatment is required or required except the support of your partner and those closest to you. On the other hand, rest and time are also essential, since lack of sleep and fatigue tend to greatly influence the appearance of these two common feelings.

Basically it is possible to overcome sadness and melancholy after childbirth by following the advice that we indicate below:

  • Be patient and do not be alarmed, feeling sad or melancholic after childbirth is totally normal.
  • Try to rest, as fatigue greatly influences its appearance.
  • Lack of sleep is another cause directly related to sadness after childbirth. Try to sleep whenever you can. Even small naps of 10 or 15 minutes are enough, which will help you regain energy.

Little by little you will notice how it happens and you will feel good and happy with your baby. These symptoms usually disappear after the first three weeks, if it persists and you do not improve, you should consult your doctor and seek professional help.

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