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Post-partum Blues😒

Let’s move away from the "Monday Blues" to "Post baby Blues" in the life of a New Mom. 😒 . 🔹So you have brought a new life into this world and everyone and everything around you is joyous but you don’t feel the same ... sounds familiar? . 🔷Yes! As a Mom of 2 I can very well relate to this feeling. Its not a topic that we can talk about easily and I had myself avoided doing so until I became a Mom the second time. . 🔷I suffered from postpartum depression when I became a Mother for the first time 3.5 years ago. It was severe, it was hard and it hit me on my face without even my knowledge. In fact, despite being an educated woman, I had not even realised that I was suffering from postpartum blues. . 🔷Normally one to be always put together, motherhood threw me over the edge. I wasn’t crying but was an insomniac even when the baby slept. Unhappy, worthless, excessive weight gain were the emotions that plagued me. . 🔷My friends were enjoying life sans baby and here I was sitting in the room with a tiny human who was completely dependent on me. These baby blues would go away in few days, I kept telling myself. But the days turned into weeks and months and my feeling of being worthless and depression didn’t vanish. I had changed. I used to pick fights with my husband constantly, had stopped socialising, as I had gained 20 kgs and used to feel really embarrassed about it. . 🔷Thankfully when I became a Mom a second time, I was better prepared and equipped to handle it. I have gained this time too. But I am in a saner mind set this time around. . 🔷I'm sure a lot of new moms could relate to this. Below are some of the that would help you cope with postpartum blues:

🔷Having a baby is stressful—no matter how much you’ve looked forward to it or how much you love your child. Considering the sleep deprivation, new responsibilities, and lack of time for yourself, it’s no surprise that a lot of new moms feel like they’re on an emotional rollercoaster. . 🔷The baby blues are perfectly normal, but if your symptoms don’t go away after a few weeks or get worse, you may be suffering from postpartum depression. There’s plenty you can do to feel better, though, and get back on the road to happy motherhood. . 🔷So how does one deal with postpartum depression – . 🔷Keep yourself occupied with whatever uplifts your mood: An idle mind is a devil’s workshop so don’t let your mind be idle . 🔷Take regular breaks from being the Mom-On-Duty: There are others who would be only too happy to step in for those few minutes. Take 5 deep breaths during these mini breaks that would help you relax and manage stress . 🔷Join a Mommy Group: You are not alone. Share your apprehensions and experiences with others going through a similar phase. They will understand your need to vent out in the middle of the night. . 🔷Cry it out: Vent out your pent up emotions. A good crying session relieves the tension and you would feel lighter. . 🔷Talk to your partner: You are a strong woman and your partner knows it. But you need to express clearly what you are going through and they would understand and offer support . 🔷Have realistic goals about getting back into shape and socialising: The excess pounds would not vanish overnight. You need to work on it and be patient.Eat right and exercise right and wear your Mommy weight proudly. . 🔷Take Help when required: You may be a Super Mom but you are not a Super Woman.Everyone needs help and you can get it only by asking. There are professionals who can help you get over your blues. And once again congratulations for a new baby! We mommies are strong and we have got this 💪🏻 . . . . #momof2boys #postpartumblues#postpartumdepression#secondtimemom#indianmomblogger #thespunkymom#momlife #mumbaimommyblogger#mumbaimoms

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