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What is Post-Natal Depression
A proportion of mothers will experience depression around four to six weeks after giving birth. There is a broad range of symptoms that women with PND may experience, and as well as the obvious symptom of feeling low, those affected may also have feelings such as loneliness and guilt, or experience tiredness and sleep problems.
The condition is distinct from ‘baby blues’, a short-term drop in mood reportedly experienced by approximately 80% of new mothers. The baby blues disappear within a week or so, whereas postnatal depression symptoms are longer lasting and can sometimes interfere with day-to-day life. Symptoms can include feeling an inability to connect with or look at the new baby, and feeling too anxious to interact with friends and family.
If you have been experiencing one of the following symptoms, phone your Health Visitor Team or a GP to tell them how you feel. Talking to someone about your feelings is nothing to be ashamed of and you definitely shouldn't be feeling like you are failing in your new role.
After birth of my first child, I felt I had probably most of the symptoms above, but I didn't want to admit to myself that I needed to ask for help. I then started twice a week training with a PT and I could say that really did lift me up. My weight was going down, I felt happy after each workout, although didn't last long, but it was so worth it, because I was looking forward to the next workout! And then I've got pregnant with my 2nd child when Hugo was 9 months, so the constant sickness of all 9 months pushed out a feeling of depression and to be honest "I forgot about it". Until......
2nd child was born..... I knew that the feelings I had were not right and I seeked for help because I felt responsible to look after my children. Because they needed me to be there for them. Mentally strong. But I wasn't and I asked for help. I spoke to my Health Visitor and she was so helpful. I felt a bond with her and I could just open up and say how I felt. It was tough to admit, but then I was diagnosed with Severe Post-Natal Depression. At first it was difficult to admit to the public, but I felt need to share my experience with others to encourage them to seek for help, because you don't have to go on medication (anti-depressants) to stabilise your feelings. There are other ways that can help your recovery.
Other Ways to Help Your Recovery
Benefits of Exercise on Post-Natal Depression
Regular exercise probably helps ease depression in a number of ways, which may include:
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RESOURCES AND REFERENCES:
 Post Natal Depression http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/postnataldepression/pages/introduction.aspx
 Benefits of Exercise for Post-Natal Depression http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495
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