Tijuana – On the first Wednesday of May, the World Maternal Mental Health Day whose purpose is to raise awareness and talk about various mental illnesses that can affect mothers in the pregnancy process.
Graciela Jiménez Trejo, psychiatrist in the outpatient area Tijuana AC Mental Health Hospital pointed out that it is of great importance that we pay attention to the fact that pregnant women suffer from hormonal changes and that this can cause changes in their mood.
And it is that as a society we have idealized pregnancy and that it is synonymous with happiness, sweetness and the reality is that it is accompanied by physical and psychological changes in women, therefore, it is very important for this sector of the population to be. attended with a priority to keep an eye on their mental health,” he said.
Women and the pregnancy experience
Jiménez Trejo indicates that today women talk more and about the pregnancy to think that something is happening, they do not enjoy it as everyone says and most importantly they are getting closer to receiving care.
In pregnancy there may be a higher prevalence of anxiety and depression however, the best known is there postpartum depression and the appeal “baby blues”.
Among the most common symptoms are constant mood changes, that is, they can sad, happy, angry, mood swings very easily, very sleepy, low energy, fatigue, irritability, anxiety symptoms and sometimes concerns like what will happen, if she will be a good mother, aesthetic concerns and weight gain, the appearance of stretch marks, fabric, etc.
Regarding the taboo that exists regarding taking medication during pregnancy, Jiménez Trejo states that the first thing to evaluate is which trimester the patient is in, the severity of his symptoms, because, if they can take medication and usually do not control medication, he recommends that the last the month if removed because it may cause an increase in the pressure in the baby’s lungs
“Let’s say that pregnancy is very glamorous and sometimes it is difficult to say ‘I don’t enjoy it’ because socially it is the ideal state for a woman, however, the call is to break the stigmas because her mental health is more important. , than social stigma there”, he concluded.