Depression And Pregnancy Taken Together

“A woman with child is supposed to exude an aura of joy, fulfillment and peace during her pregnancy. However, numerous pregnant women found this as a lie and rejects this concept of a happy pregnancy. Emotional stress, anxiety attacks, restlessness and depression are some struggles of pregnant women.

The pressure of these struggles may sacrifice the health of the mother and the well-being of the conceived child. A higher rate of depression is noted among women rather than men due to hormonal changes. Women are likely to develop clinical depression and may have strange mood changes during pregnancy and especially after delivery.

Non-hormonal factors may also cause these unusual mood swings such as bodily changes from pregnancy and delivery, changes in relationships, having less time and freedom for herself, lack of sleep and certain worries. Feelings of restlessness, irritation, anxiety and sobbing are normal experiences immediately after giving birth.
After two weeks, when these feelings does not subside the trouble now begins for postnatal or postpartum depression. To assist the woman in coping, treatment and medical condition may be required when postpartum depression occurs.

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Postpartum depression’s signs and symptoms are the same as ordinary cases of depression which includes gloomy mood, irritability, appetite change, guilt, loss of concentration, loss of energy, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, suicidal thinking or sleeping trouble.

Women who underwent unplanned pregnancy or mixed emotions about it have an increased chance of developing postpartum depression. The disorder may be reinforced by stressful events or situations during pregnancy or delivery, poor relationship with the romantic partner, financial problems and low support from family and friends.

When the mother becomes unable to care for herself and her baby, is afraid to be alone with her baby, has negative feelings toward the baby or worries intensely about the child, the postpartum depression raises an issue of genuine concern. Paroxetine brand Paxil is a prescription drug used to treat postpartum depression.

This type of antidepressant is a variant of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).The US Food and Drug Administration issued a contraindication in its label for women who are pregnant, who may be pregnant or who plan to be pregnant.

According to its manufacturer, the paroxetine drug may harm the unborn baby, including an increased risk of Paxil birth defects, particularly heart defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).Emotional issues involving women should not be ignored or be taken lightly.”

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