Date of publication: 2017-08-26 21:14
Many women find they benefit from a type of counselling called cognitive-behavioural therapy. In this kind of therapy, you work with your counsellor to change the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are harming your mental health.
Risk factors and associated conditions for PPH are listed above however, a large number of women experiencing PPH have no risk factors. Different etiologies may have common risk factors, and this is especially true of uterine atony and trauma of the lower genital tract. PPH usually has a single cause, but more than one cause is also possible, most likely following a prolonged labor that ultimately ends in an operative vaginal birth.
Thank you for replying Beth!! The meds I were on were not considered safe so unfortunately I had to go off of them. I have been taking something for anxiety. Lately though I think I may need to go on meds. I am setting up an appt. Do these thoughts ever get better??? I really feel that there is something seriously wrong with me because they are not going away. I wonder how I will ever heal from this. I am really scared about getting postpartum psychosis too. I am scared about all of it. I really wish I was normal.
You are not alone in this. It does sound like an IT, which isn 8767 t your fault at all. You do love your daughter, and you do have a bond, or you would not be worrying about it so much, you know? Feel free to join us in our private forum to talk to moms who have had the same Intrusive Thoughts https:///partners/postpartumprogress
The “baby blues” are the least severe form of postpartum depression. Approximately 55% to 75% of all new mothers will experience some negative feelings after giving birth. Normally these feelings occur suddenly four to five days after the birth of the baby.
Treatment and recovery time vary, depending on the severity of your depression and your individual needs. If you have an underactive thyroid or an underlying illness, your doctor may treat those conditions or refer you to the appropriate specialist. Your doctor also may refer you to a mental health provider.
Untreated mood disorders place the mother at risk for recurrent disease. Furthermore, maternal depression is associated with long-term cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in the child. One of the most important objectives is to increase awareness across the spectrum of health-care professionals who care for women during pregnancy and the puerperium so that postpartum mood disorders may be identified early and treated appropriately. Effective pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies are available.
NJP, I 8767 ve been there I say, oh it is just my OCD then my other brain says oh no, it 8767 s not. I don 8767 t overly try to define it as OCD but I try to simply let the thought be there and not let the fear and emotions attached get too elevated. Yes, the thoughts bother me but once I started focusing on not having an anxious or fear reaction, they could sit there without causing me too much distress. Any time I 8767 d say the old IT IS MY OCD my brain naturally retaliates with a NOPE, THIS IS YOU kinda thing and that is horrible so I try to use it more directed towards my emotional/stress response. Once you can calm that down a bit, it will help quiet the thoughts.