The forms of postpartum depression are classified into three, namely postpartum blues or the more well-known mild postpartum mental disorder, which occurs in the first week of birth, generally only occurs for 1 to 3 days. Meanwhile, the symptoms that occur are usually marked by a change in atmosphere, more frequent crying, irritability, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating and experiencing eating disorders. The changes that occur are due to emotional changes between fatigue and changes in hormone levels in the body. However, usually the symptoms of the baby blues will disappear on their own by applying enough rest at night. The next form of postpartum depression is chronic depressive syndrome, accounting for 20% of all deliveries. The condition experienced by postpartum mothers, chronic depressive syndrome, is more chronic than the baby blues. The symptoms are characterized by a feeling of crying, feeling a lack of self-confidence, anxiety, easily feeling angry and tired.
The third is a symptom of postpartum psychosis or puerperal psychosis which is better known as chronic postpartum depression, in this case the patient seems to experience hallucinations regarding his sight and hearing. Even his behavior becomes irrational, so it requires medical treatment. Postpartum depression is caused by several factors, including conditions that make a person depressed during pregnancy, for example, conflicts that occur during marriage, doubts during pregnancy, previous depressive disorders that react during childbirth, experience severe environmental conditions and suppresses like previous birth disorders to social factors experienced by the mother. What you should know that postpartum depression postpartum depression will affect the child, namely the initial relationship between mother and child that may trigger new problems so that the lack of contact with the child.
Whereas the family can reduce the function of a mother so that if it lasts for a long time it will cause the family to not function. The way to deal with postpartum depression is to recognize the risks during pregnancy and childbirth so that support from family is one that helps minimize the possibility of postpartum depression. Fulfill your rest time, neuro chemicals that help in managing your mood can work optimally if you get enough rest, especially at night. Fill with the needs of nutritious foods and fluids to stay hydrated every day, foods that can help you are foods that contain protein and fish oil.