According to a study, one out of five mothers after their childbirth usually suffers from postpartum depression or other mood disorder which they accept in silence. There are treatment procedures available for this mood disorder, but many women are still unaware or no receiving it because they hesitate to share their condition with others and hence they experience the consequences solely. In the study, many mothers were asked with the question if they are suffering from any symptoms of postpartum mood disorder and if they have said about these symptoms, then they were asked if there are any barrier which are preventing them from seeking the care.
It is common that over 20% of mothers suffer from mood disorders post their childbirth which can adversely effects their physical and emotional well-being of both the mother and children. The prime goal of the study is to check how many women are suffering from the mood disorder and how many are disclosing it. The study revealed that about 50% of the mothers are suffering from the postpartum mood disorder and about 20% of the sufferers are not disclosing their condition to doctors and getting the relevant care.
What are the National Guidelines for Postpartum Mood Disorder?
There are some national guidelines for the condition of Postpartum Disorder and it says that women must share their condition with the doctors and the healthcare providers must ask the women about the symptoms after their childbirth. Even after asking most of the mothers don’t prefer to disclose the symptoms of this mood disorder. Women with higher stress level and with strongest support networks are more likely to seek medical help to overcome from this mood disorder post childbirth. The healthcare providers doesn’t help the women to develop a birth plan, instead they support them to develop a social support plan to overcome from the conditions post delivery.
How Are Likely to Have The Postpartum Disorders?
It has been found that women who are housewife or unemployed are more likely to have developed the condition of postpartum disorder or history of mental health issues and hence they would have the serious symptoms of mood disorders. They are also likely to report some of the serious problems. Based on the reports it is necessary to develop a strong support network prior to delivering your baby so as to prevent the symptoms of postpartum disorders post childbirth.
What Needs to Be Done If you are Suffering from Postpartum Mood Disorder?
It is necessary that all mothers must carefully notice the symptoms associated with this condition which include: feeling overwhelming, feeling guilty for nothing, don’t feel like to create bond with baby, can’t understand what is happening, feeling irritated or angry, feeling hopelessness and more. If you notice any of these symptoms you must seek medical care and don’t need to hesitate to share your condition or symptoms with the doctors. They will help you develop a plan which can help you to overcome from the problem of postpartum mood disorder.