Tuesday, 31 January 2017

PUBLIC OPINION: Depression After Childbirth Due To Mother-Inlaw Stress- What Should I Do?

👀: @ugojesse

Post-Partum Depression has been defined in some quarters as ,an episode of moderate to severe, non-psychotic sadness, with onset anytime within 1 year of childbirth. The above illustration by Graphic Artist,Ugo Jesse, speaks for itself but what do you advise? Some women have experienced it and conquered it. Some almost lost it but managed to overcome it. If you are still single or even married but yet to birth your own child, you don't want to experience it when you eventually do,especially not as a result of mother-in-law stress. What should this mother and other mothers at risk do? Your opinion is vital,men inclusive. Do you think Mother-Inlaws have a positive role to play? Instead of witch hunting?

See below image for symptoms of postpartum/post natal depression and refer to the References for more insight into this topic.



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REFERENCES:
https://www.fix.com/blog/post-partum-depression-and-you/
http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/lit_review_postpartum_depression.pdf

11 comments:

  1. First of all a woman can have post partum depression whether she has a baby boy or girl. Secondly, it can be caused by anything or anyone. The most important thing is for her to have a supportive husband and family, able to recognize her challenge and be there for her till she pulls through.

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  2. It,s just a pity. No woman deserves to go through this horrible condition at all. You get to desire a baby so much and would go long lengths to conceive then, all of a sudden, after delivery you can't stand the child? As for the mother-in law, she should quietly show maturity and leave the issue at the feet of God, through Jesus Christ. The Husband's support is very vital here. God help us.

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  3. Just like the first comment above, post partum depression can occur across all strata.
    Emphasis on in-laws induced post partum depression sometimes full blown psychosis is a peculiar one which if every party play their role effectively can be avoided.

    Sometimes the depression could be due to preconceived hate for the mother in laws by the young mother not necessarily that the in-law are bad. For this to be avoided, I suggest that both husband and wife should discuss the visit and choose which of the in-law should come and how long will their stay be necessary.

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  4. I think the most important thing is for a woman to have the support of her husband and family at this crucial period which is physically and emotionally stressful. If in-laws are causing her further stress she could easily confide in a supportive husband who can in turn talk to his family. Above all I think the whole period of pregnancy and raising a child is a time to be prayerful.

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  5. I think the most important thing is for a woman to have the support of her husband and family at this crucial period which is physically and emotionally stressful. If in-laws are causing her further stress she could easily confide in a supportive husband who can in turn talk to his family. Above all I think the whole period of pregnancy and raising a child is a time to be prayerful.

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  6. The blues as its often called is a common ignorable condition in most women after child birth.unfortunately most go unnoticed due to how mild it is.People generally often refer to it as bad temperament and all,forgetting that the person in question may not even be aware of the change in their attitude. I disagree that mother in laws play actuce roles in ounting the pressure. Some people still go through the blues with everything working for them,just that they didn't have the time to prepare their psych for the amount of change having a baby brings to one.I have seen a couple of women with different scenarios and severity if post partum depression, and most of them you hardly find an identifiable reason other than poor psych preparation. For some,the long awaited child doesn't fill the vaccum they felt it would,rather it took away from them their personal life.I advice good co-operation frim family and friends for women going through this,and never let them stay alone with the child too.

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  7. Amazing comments here. Many mothers to be deserve to know these things but I am sure that our subject and many more alike are taking not. Less focus on the mother-inlaw & more focus on psyhce preparation & prayer like has been mentioned above. Don't forget to confide in your obstetrician at the post-natal visit & not to worry, your baby boy will be next in line. Just a matter of time.

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  8. I didn't know I had post partum depression until I had my second baby and I suddenly realized how interesting it is to watch children grow.
    Post partum depression could arise from stress only, I was on maternity leave but I was flying around Nigeria for one screening or the other, I still had official ties to work and it made me so unable to cope with my baby. Looking back, it was a really terrible exoerience

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  9. Awwwww @ Amede, very touching-your short submission. Thank God for the grace to overcomes. God bless your family.

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