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Major Causes Of Post Natal Depression

Major Causes Of Post Natal Depression. This is suffered by many mothers following childbirth. It typically arises from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue. Many fail to recognize post natal depression especially in young adults. The following causes and symptoms might help those affected directly or indirectly cope.

Causes Of PND

  1. After childbirth, a dramatic drop in hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) in your body may contribute to PND
  2. Feeling unable to cope with demanding circumstances, where one has to tend to the baby now and then (especially if it’s a baby who cries a lot).
  3. For others they may be feeling that their lives have come to a pit stop and they care unable to do other things dear to them.
  4. Lack of support from partner and family. If the partner is absent from the child’s life. The stress can end up causing the mother to reject the child.
  5. A traumatic birth that had too many complications, or sometimes if the mother was in labour for too long.
  6. Financial troubles and other stress, especially if unemployed and with no other means of income.
  7. Loneliness and an unhappy relationship with the baby’s father.
  8. Previous experience of depression

Symptoms Of PND

  • Fatigue
  • Tendency to ignore the baby when they cry or need to feed.
  • Angry all the time over small things.
  • Lack of sleep.

Post natal depression can be cured, through medication, different types of therapy. It’s best to consult a doctor for more information.


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