In recent years, pregnant mothers’ awareness of maternal health care has gradually improved, and people have begun to attach importance to all kinds of knowledge from pregnancy preparation to child care. The often mentioned [postpartum depression] is no longer a new word in what.
More and more people begin to pay attention to the mental health of the parturient. After giving birth, the family members do not only focus on the newborn, but also pay more attention and care to the new mother.
However, pregnant mothers and their families should pay special attention. Depression is not a patent after delivery. Sometimes depression occurs before delivery. We call it prenatal depression or pregnancy depression.
Is what depression during pregnancy?
Depression during pregnancy, as a new psychological disease during pregnancy, has only attracted people’s attention in recent years.
It refers to a series of depressive symptoms of pregnant women during pregnancy, mainly manifested as depression, slow thinking, exercise inhibition, etc.
Now the pace of life is getting faster and faster, people’s mental pressure is increasing, and more and more people have depression during pregnancy. According to statistics, about 15% ~ 25% of pregnant mothers will suffer from depression during pregnancy, and most of them are professional women.
Is depression during pregnancy manifested by what?
Therefore, if pregnant mothers always feel like Zhou Huajian’s songs on weekdays: [Recently, they are more vexed, more vexed, and always feel that there are some extremes in their life], then they should be on guard against depression during pregnancy.
Manifestations of depression during pregnancy:
- Want to cry for no reason; Feel indifferent to the things around you and your attention drops. Poor sleep quality; Gluttony or anorexia; Anxiety and guilt; Fatigue and insecurity; Moody.
If the pregnant mother is accompanied by the above 3 or more symptoms at the same time and lasts for more than 2 weeks, then you are likely to suffer from depression during childbirth and must communicate with your family or doctor in time.
If the pregnant mother is seriously depressed during pregnancy and does not carry out timely treatment or intervention, it may cause extremely serious adverse consequences, and even cause fetal lip distortion, placental abruption, etc.
Because many symptoms of depression during pregnancy are atypical and even easily confused with some pregnancy reactions, such as vomiting during pregnancy and sleep disorders during pregnancy, it is not easy to diagnose depression during pregnancy.
Therefore, the pregnant mother or her family must not hold the idea of “just being in a bad mood is not a big deal”. It is absolutely impossible to hold such a state as “Baoma is bitter in her heart, but Baoma does not say it”. If the pregnant mother feels that she may be a little depressed, she must communicate with her family and doctors in time.
Will depression during pregnancy cause what consequences?
Many pregnant mothers do not know, in fact, depression during pregnancy may lead to very serious consequences. Let’s look at an example.
Keryn, a 35-year-old pregnant mother from the United States, is a pregnant depression patient. She is already the mother of two children. This is her third pregnancy. Unlike the previous two, this third pregnancy is worse than before.
During this period of time, she was not interested in what. She could only curl up on the sofa and just look at the TV every day.
Many small things in her life, such as her husband coming home a few minutes late, will make her furious.
However, she always thought it was just mood swings during pregnancy and didn’t pay too much attention. It was not until her family took her to see a doctor that she found out that all this was caused by depression during pregnancy.
In fact, it is not uncommon for Keryn to have pregnant mothers in this situation around us, but the diagnosis rate of depression during pregnancy is very low because the understanding of pregnant mothers, family members and doctors is still insufficient.
In particular, pregnant mothers with high-risk factors, abortion history, artificial assisted reproduction, depression history, tense relationship with their spouses and major changes in their recent life need to be especially wary of depression during pregnancy.
5 Ways to Alleviate Depression during Pregnancy
If you really suffer from depression during pregnancy, the pregnant mother and her family should not be too nervous.
Pregnant mothers can try these methods to relieve their depression during pregnancy:
Step 1 Relax
Try to relax yourself and do more things that you are usually interested in, such as listening to music and watching movies. You can also cultivate some new interests and broaden your range of interests.
2. Talk to your husband
Communicate more of your troubles with your husband. As a husband, you should also learn to listen attentively, relieve the pressure of your pregnant mother, and be the most solid spiritual pillar for your pregnant mother.
Step 3 Share with your friends
Pregnancy is full of surprises and uneasiness, especially for primiparas, sharing their uneasiness and worries with friends and releasing their emotions is also a way to relieve pressure for pregnant mothers.
Step 4: Live a regular life
Cultivating regular work and rest time, reasonable exercise, balanced diet and ensuring adequate sleep can help pregnant mothers relieve depression.
5. Seek medical treatment in time
If the above measures are not effective, or the depressive symptoms of the pregnant mother tend to worsen, or cause serious impact on daily life, then you must seek medical treatment in time, and you can take some drugs with less impact on the pregnant mother and fetus for treatment under the guidance of the doctor.
At present, the public still knows very little about prenatal depression, so it is particularly important for pregnant mothers and their families suffering from pregnancy depression to realize that pregnant mothers are in a depressed state in time and make timely intervention to avoid greater health risks.
People often talk about “eugenics”. Many families are extremely busy with all kinds of prenatal education when the baby is still a fetus. But at the same time, if we can pay more attention and care to the mother who gives birth to the fetus, is it a more comprehensive “eugenics”?