Your baby is in your side. Hours of war and pain has been paid off. Your kid sleeps soundly. Happiness should be inside your mind. But it’s not. Emptiness, hopelessness, depressed is there instead. You felt miserable. Ever felt that way? You are suffering from the psychological issue called Baby Blues Syndrome.
WHAT IS BABY BLUES SYNDROME?
According to Birdem Medical Journal, women have higher depression rate compared to men. Biological, life cycle, hormonal are few of the culprit. Many research proves that hormones affect the brain chemistry that controls emotions and mood.
So what is baby blues syndrome? When the mother has delivered their kid, they felt empty. Instead of happiness, they feel exhausted, unhappy. Sometimes you can also feel apprehensive, despondent, sobbing uncontrollably. Depressed, unable to digest the food, irritated, blame themselves are also some symptoms that you can see.
About 60-85% of the pregnant mother experiences baby blues syndrome. Most of the time, it only lasts a few days and treatment is not needed. But should you find your spouse or someone you know are suffering from this syndrome for a very long time, you should seek help! Without proper preparation, baby blues syndrome can develop into a much dangerous psychological state, Post Natal Depression (PND) or Post Partum Depression (PPD).
HOW TO PREVENT IT?
There are some ways to prevent baby blues syndrome. We will discuss just three of it, while there may be many ways out there. First, the family should be there for the mother. According to Tia Gutira (2010), the family is the most important part to help the mother. Family support will give the mother her much needed comfort. The husband should be there with her. Support her, comfort her, help her with anything she needed. Positive vibes around the mother will tremendously help her away from the baby blues syndrome.
Second, enjoy your parenthood. According to studies, some mothers were not really ready to be a mother. They are afraid. They feel guilty if their kid is not developing well. Our suggestion is, enjoy the moment! When you feel that way, always remember that everything happens for a reason. You have been blessed with a baby. Embrace your baby, love her, play with her. Seek help to your husband should you have to do anything else. He should be there for you. Or your parents. Or your best friend. Our point is, always make sure you have someone to tell about your feeling. That way, you will feel much better when you feel depressed.
Third, pray. We are by no means a religious family, but when you feel any hopeless feeling, pray according to your religion is one of the best ways to overcome the feeling. Tell your God about your feeling. Let Him hear you. As we told you in a second way, everything happens for a reason. God has trust in you. You are the chosen one. You and your spouse is the guardian of that small creature. Instead of depressed, you should be proud.
We hope this article will help you understand about it and how to prevent it. Do you have any stories about your parenthood? Suffered from baby blues syndrome? Share your stories here and discuss with us!
Uddin, Khwaja Nazim. “Depression-let s Look!.” BIRDEM Medical Journal 7, no. 2 (2017): 84-89.
Gutira, Tia, and Lusi Nuryanti. “HUBUNGAN ANTARA DUKUNGAN KELUARGA DENGAN KEADILAN BABY BLUES SYNDROME PADA IBU POST SECNO CAESARIA.” Indigenous: Jurnal Ilmiah Psikologi (2010).