Ways To Manage Post-Natal Depression?

Post-natal depression is real, and it is happening today. It is not something mythical that is made up by exhausted moms with a new born. Sue being a mother is an emotional roller-coaster. It is the best example of a bitter sweet journey. It is incredibly rewarding to hold you new-born in your arms and to know you made them, but it is not easy. Along with it comes this agonizing depression and anxiety. Here are some tips to help someone deal with postnatal depression.
Educate others
Let everyone else around you, especially your partner, know that post-natal depression is something that really exists, and something real people deal with. Show them as many articles or videos it takes to convince them. Why? Because later if you do fall in to depression, you will have people to support you or at least keep quiet, without rubbing it on your face that you are making it all up. This happens more often than we think and is the most frustrating thing to the already depressed mom, hose juggling with a lot on her plate at that moment.
Make an effort to bond with your partner
This is an important one. It is obvious that with a new-born in your hand, with all that hype that surrounds your baby, it is difficult to pay attention to your partner as you did earlier. But it is very important that you two have a solid relationship of support and understanding at this point. Knowing that your partner will be there for you that security will comfort you like none other, and perhaps will even prevent post-natal depression.
Set the stage early
If you think you will be victim to this nasty condition, or have been in your previous pregnancies, set your stag right from the beginning. Start meditating or praying on a regular basis. Make use of one of the many guided meditation classes online, that will teach you to meditate effectively. Make medication and prayer a part of your daily routine.
This is something that we take for granted and procrastinate quiet easily. By enrolling yourself to a guided meditation class online, you are technically getting a third party involved, and that kind of makes procrastination hard. Also, when you reap the fruits of meditation, it is highly unlikely that you will stop it.
Eat right and exercise regularly
Junk food never does well to anyone at any point of their life. It is a good idea to just drop it off your system of food at any time, but especially when you are pregnant. Maintain this after you give birth. Take all the supplements your doctor prescribes you to. Talk to your doctor as to what exercises are suitable for you, and keep doing them. Many studies and researches have concluded that physical exercise has a huge positive impact on reducing depression and anxiety.
Sleep when your baby sleeps, and at other times too
Take that old advice. Sleep when your baby sleeps. Sleep is of great importance to a new mother to maintain her health and sanity. I know it is easy said that done, been there done that, but, try to bag in as much sleep as possible. Get all the help you can get from reliable people to watch your baby when he doesn’t need you. Use those precious minutes to sleep.