|Women will go through various things during a pregnancy both physically and emotionally. After delivering a baby, in that moment women will experience joy, peace, excitement and other range of emotions. However, no one discuss the fear, the sadness, and other emotional roller-coaster that may be attached to pregnancy. Your body just went through something major after a delivery. Some of the emotions that you may have experienced will not go away after the baby is born. |
Having a baby is a beautiful experience, before, during, and after. I would not change my experience for nothing in the world. If I was older and more mature, I believe some of the things I experienced I would have enjoyed more during and after my pregnancy.
Most young girls are not expecting to get pregnant, and some plan it. They are not thinking of the difficulties. Mothers are expecting all the roses and rainbows that makes them smile with they are with child. I just like to be a realist and wish someone would have explained everything to me that was not rainbows.
Did you know post-partum depression can last up to five years? Well, it can! Not only can you experience depression but you will still be sensitive to all the hormonal changes you may have experienced during the pregnancy. Young mothers will require support so they are not feeling alone, or have bad thoughts. For couples young and mature, the men should be educated on these different hormonal changes so the accurate support can be given.
There is so much more to becoming pregnant, delivering the baby, and getting the child to adulthood. As I stated in the article The Pregnancy Part One and two, the baby will feel everything that the mother is feeling. This also includes after birth, so if the mother is depressed the baby will pick up on those emotions. This can cause some long-term effects on the child. If the mother experience this for 5 years off and on this can have the child on a similar emotional roller-coaster. Some women may not experience postpartum depression right away. Many women can go a year or two before they experience postpartum depression, and not these mothers will not know where these emotions are coming from.
Parenting Tip: How to avoid Post-Partum Depression rest well, eat properly, exercise and have a good support system. Remember your mental state will help you raise a happy healthy baby.