Thursday, June 1, 2023

World Maternal Mental Health Day: how to take care of it?

Take care maternal mental health just as important as physical care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, here we tell you EVERYTHING you need to know!

As usual since 2016, every first Wednesday in May we commemorate World Maternal Mental Health Day in order to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, detection and treatment of mental illness that a mother may be a victim of, either during pregnancy or after childbirth.

And it is that although being a mother is an indescribable feeling, we cannot ignore the fact that this sea of ​​emotions must be well cared for and guided.

What symptoms can occur?

Although every woman is different and the adaptation process is different, there are certain changes in behavior that we must be careful of and that show that a mother is not well and needs help; Here we leave you some of them.

  • Inability to bond with the baby
  • Increased anxiety levels that can prevent normal sleep
  • restlessness and irritability
  • Changes in appetite
  • Feeling withdrawn or disconnected
  • Lack of interest in all or most activities
  • sudden change in mood
  • Difficulty breastfeeding the baby
  • Feelings of guilt, fear, or sadness

What can we do to take care of mothers’ mental health?

Listen to mothers and avoid judging them

As we mentioned before, every mother experiences motherhood differently, so let’s avoid comparisons or questioning them about the care methods they have with their babies. Advice and support are always non-judgmental, always taught in love and understanding.

Take care of your rest

Just as the baby’s sleep is important, it is also important to take care of the rest of the mother. Establishing schedule with the couple will be a great support for him. It must be remembered that the responsibility and care of the baby should equally fall on the mother and the father.

There is social support

One of the greatest supports a new mother can have is social. We do not only refer to the couple or the family, but also to the testimony of other women who are similarly experiencing this new stage. Creating clans, looking for groups of mothers, breastfeeding or parents, is a great opportunity to grow and better understand your feelings.

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