Monday, June 5, 2023

Mental health and postpartum: “You hide because you feel guilty for not being happy”

Federica ensures that, without professional help, I would not have gone ahead. he had a son 13 months ago and, after losing one twin late in pregnancy, one began to develop very strong anxiety “The gynecologist saw me and advised me to come here.” speaks to federica hospital clinic perinatal mental health unit from Barcelona, ​​where last year First visits increased by 37%. Celebrated in the first week of May Maternal Mental Health Week. most common pathology postpartum depression, Suffered by 10% of mothers, followed by anxiety. this is a “public health problem”, Doctors warned.

“Me [esta unidad] It changed my life. Me and my child”, explains this Italian who landed in Barcelona in February 2020. He entered the unit when his child was 5 months only. “It was wonderful for our bond. Before I was afraid to get close He got hurt in the case. i didn’t go out with him i couldn’t even be alone in the room with him. And here I learned to be a mother”, explains Federica, who claims that these women “don’t have to feel ashamed If there is something that is not right.” “Society forces us to be happy and sometimes you hide what you feel you feel guilty here you learn A lot of mothers go through this,” Ensures.

10% of mothers suffer from postpartum depression, the most common perinatal pathology followed by anxiety

The mental health unit of the clinic has over 1,800 first visits Mothers from 2018, the year of its creation and its opening Mother-Baby Day Hospital. they were registered in 2022 411 first consultation, in front of 301 since last year. shows an increase in 37%. “we came more severe cases why more chronic And? They come later. probably many women during the pandemic stop asking for help This has been indicated by the doctor in a note given to the media on Tuesday. don rock, Psychiatrist and Head of the Perinatal Mental Health Unit.

This service is for women pregnant hey postpartum women (period six weeks after childbirth) with some mental disorders. “Maternal mental health can be effects on the newborn The psychiatrist has remembered. In recent years, perinatal mental disorder (PMD) have emerged as “major public health problem” due to the effect on Health And this Quality of life women as well as their children in the short and long term.

on a unit basis, 75% pregnant women or who are in first year postpartum and have a mental disorder They are not diagnosed. Out of the remaining 25% only 10% Receive treatment tailored to their needs. Not all moms feel a positive bond With your newborn baby, whether it is a desired boy or girl. “One in five women They will have some mental disorder during pregnancy or post-delivery – warns Dr. Roca. more common to see in the first four months But it may appear by the year”.

Income risk

in parallel, risk of hospitalization due to a mental disorder more postpartum, even more than during pregnancy. they occur in women “hormonal changes” and by “Cerebral”. there is also other risk factors, As “no support” first victim a “severe mental disorder” from o “Social Vulnerability”. most common pathology postpartum depression (affects one in 10 mothers), followed by Worry

but there are also “high risk pathology”, In form of bipolar disorder. “During pregnancy in women with this disorder, Higher risk of recurrence. and then there’s a very serious distortion that occurs in one in a thousand women What is obstetric psychosis”, Rock pointed out.

except “Fellow”, unit provides “Psychiatry, health and pharmacological interventions”. According to psychiatrists, the 65% Improves condition of women with postpartum depression completely a year, but “it’s very important special monitoring Thief proper treatment.”

Many things are “deleted”

Lorraine She is one of the women visiting this unit of the clinic. She does, this Tuesday, with her son, bastion, One and a half year old “he took almost a year coming and here is my experience Astonishing. dry grass One before and one after. We have a lot of support, they accompany us, they teach us a lot,” explains the young woman.

Lorena reports that, after giving birth, “Many things were removed” from him. She was referred to this unit by her psychiatrist at the Hospital Del Mar. “When I had the baby, I went into depression. one has already passed Depression due to the death of a family member But this time it was stronger,” he says.

do in unit workshops, meetings And teach users to “take care” of themselves. “I recommend it to all moms who are not well. now i think more stronger compared to the beginning”, says Lorena.

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