Real upheaval in the couple, the birth of a child is not always associated with a feeling of happiness. Some mothers experience a baby blues or even postpartum depression, a depressive disorder that can be treated with the help of a health professional. So if you recognize one or more symptoms, it is better to talk about them quickly and it is in this context that a postnatal examination must be carried out within 8 weeks of delivery. Health insurance takes stock.
The arrival of a baby is a big change in the life of parents. Sometimes negative emotions take over: fatigue, ill-being, depression… According to the digital tool “the first 1000 days” which allows you to follow the stages of the parenting project at the child’s 2 years, the baby blues concerns 50 80% of women who give birth and 10-20% of mothers are affected by postpartum depression within four weeks of giving birth. What is the difference ? In the first case, a few days after giving birth, many mothers go through a period of depression called the baby blues. It is a natural reaction, caused by all the physical, hormonal and psychological changes associated with childbirth. The mother may then feel irritable, overwhelmed by events, lose her bearings, have crying spells… This state can last a few hours or a few days, and it is beyond two weeks that it is advisable to talk to a healthcare professional. In the second, it is a disease that can appear during the year following childbirth.
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