Karen Klieman, M.S.W., founder and director of the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia. The baby blues are common to new mothers due to the lack of sleep, the babys crying and the shock of motherhood. It's not awful for a mother to feel irritable, overwhelmed and a lot of the time tearful. These feeling begin to show three or four days after birth, but should only last a few weeks. If the blues last for more the two weeks, then she may be experiencing (PPD) which is postpartum depression.
It is a doctors job to inform pregnant women of the changes their bodies will go through in the stages of pregnancy; changes such as tearfulness, irritability, hypochondriasis, sleeplessness, impairment of concentration, isolation and headache. (Andrea Yates) Women are given time off work and are instructed to do minimal physical activities, they do this in the US so that the woman’s body may recover. Recovery takes a long time and there is an 80% chance that post pregnant woman will become diagnosed with depression, which is when a person feels sad or down for a long period of time. But are these women getting all the help they need to recover psychologically from such changes? A woman can feel extremely overwhelmed with a newborn child to look after.
The body endures so many changes during pregnancy it=s difficult for a female to just bounce back to her pre-motherhood self. PPD can be detected through the following symptoms: $Fear of harming self or baby $Lack of interest $Anxiety $Forgetfulness $Hostility $Unexplainable crying$Desire to leave$Change of appetite $Over or under concern for baby $Fantasies of disaster or bizarre fears $Rapid mood swings $Irritability $Confusion $Nervousnes... ... middle of paper ... ...couple's fifth baby and first daughter, Mary, was born. As psychiatrists had predicted, Yates began to deteriorate again, and the downward spiral continued when her father died in March. She was nearly mute by the time her husband took her to the hospital in April and again in May for help. As before, the medical staff's chief concern was that Yates would harm herself, not her kids.
Obese women have a higher chance... ... middle of paper ... ...ntaneous abortion’ can contribute to negative self perceptions and worsen and sense of failure, guilt and insecurity” (calleja. 2008) The nurse must be careful with what she says during this difficult time,reinforcing that the mother is not at fault for the fetal death is important to prevent the feeling of guilt. In conclusion, The rate of fetal demise has decreased in the United states over the last 15 years.The death of the fetus mostly occurs during the first trimester than it does during the second and third trimester. The loss of a child at any stage of the pregnancy is emotionally devastating for the couple and their families. The dilation and evacuation procedure identifies the reason for the fetal loss and helps the mother and family through the grieving process.
When their body is not r... ... middle of paper ... ...ies, the girls can be taught coping strategies that they can use when they are in stressful situations. When they know how to appropriately handle a situation, they are less likely to take it out on their children. Also, keeping their stress at a low level will have positive benefits for the parent-child relationship. The benefits of a psychoeducational group for teen pregnancy are evident. At this age, teens are experiencing many developmental changes and raising a child at the same time can be overwhelming.
Did you know teen pregnancy may be prevented by improving education? Teen pregnancy may be prevented and the controlling idea is improving student’s education. In this research paper you will learn methods and a lot about teen mothers and the effect the world has to say about them. Teens want to have babies because they are in a stable relationship and want to start a family, but most teens have a decision to make. Some people that decide to continue their pregnancy often due to a feeling that they should take responsibility and also are a good mother.
Each element of PPD is different to each new mother and can be differentiated by the extent and symptoms of the condition. As we all know, the baby blues are what happens just a few days after giving birth. But when they persist for over a week, thats when one should consult with their doctor. Psychotherapist Karen Kleiman, founder and head of The Postpartum Stress Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, states that “ Full blown postpartum depression is more serious and persistent. The symptoms include feelings of guilt, fear, loneliness, helplessness, failure; crying jags; insomnia; loss of appetite; withdrawing from friends and family.
Almost one-third of all pregnancies in women between the ages of forty to forty- four ends in a miscarriage. This takes a major toll not only on the mother, but the father as well. This can lead to things such as anxiety and depression for the mother. It can cause depression and emotional stress for the
(Haynes 44). Places where incidences of postpartum depression were lowest occured where the mothers receieved special treatment from other members of the family for the first several weeks after giving birth. For example, women who waited longer ... ... middle of paper ... ...e main cynosure when referring to women with postpartum major depression. While many people used to refer to postpartum depression as the " Baby Blues" and made light of women's suffering postpartum major depression is thankfully now very widely accepted in today's culture. Extensive research has now been done concerning the causes and affects of postpartum major depression.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a miscarriage as an unintentional loss of an embryo or fetus up to 22 weeks or no more than 500 grams (WHO, 1977). An estimated 22-41% of women who suffer from a pregnancy loss experience some level of anxiety (Athey & Speilvogel, 2000). Geller et al. (2004) concluded that women with a history of perinatal death show increased anxiety with subsequent pregnancies compared to women who have not suffered a loss. Women who have experienced a prior perinatal death can be especially anxious when they become pregnant again, often fearing a similar outcome from their previous pregnancy.