Everyone openly talks about the happiness of becoming a mother. The birth of a child is indeed a joyous event. But we also know that postpartum recovery and being a mother to a newborn child is not easy. In fact, up to 80 percent of mothers get the baby blues during the first week after birth. This part is often less talked about so many first-time moms aren’t prepared or do not expect to have to go through all the emotional ups and downs after giving birth.
What makes it even more challenging is that aside from coping with a variety of emotions and postpartum recovery, mothers also need to comfort a crying baby. It is not surprising that 46 to 87 percent of new moms report problems with fatigue. Whether it be baby blues or something more serious like postpartum depression, mothers need all the help they can get during this challenging period of motherhood.
Baby Blues and Emotional Energy Healing (a type of Intuitive Healing)
Baby blues, also called postpartum blues, are feelings of sadness a mother may have in the first few days after giving birth. It can happen two to three days after and can last up to two weeks. If you are experiencing baby blues you may feel sad and cry often, moody or irritable. Some also have trouble sleeping or eating. You may also find it hard to make decisions. While others may feel overwhelmed and anxious about not being able to do a good job in taking care of the baby. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions that most of us are not warned about.
While these feelings usually go away on their own and don’t require any treatment, mothers still need all the support that they can get. Babies absorb emotions from their environment too. It is more difficult for a mother to comfort a crying infant when she is overwhelmed with her own emotions.
There are a number of ways that can help to make you feel better when you are having baby blues. It might be difficult to get enough sleep with a newborn but make sure to get as much sleep as you can. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and support from your partner, family, and friends. Tell them exactly how they can help you.
Intuitive Healing with a focus on emotional energy healing can also help in coping with baby blues. It is completely safe and can address whatever negative emotions you are experiencing. Through Emotional Energy Healing negative emotions that are stuck in our body are identified, located, and released. This way, they can reduce their effects and or no longer negatively impact your mental, physical and emotional state, allowing you to be in the best condition to care for your precious new baby. If you are breastfeeding, it also helps to make sure that these overwhelming emotions in your body aren’t passed onto your baby.
Postpartum Depression and Emotional Energy Healing
As mentioned previously, short-term emotional ups and downs happen to 4 out of 5 women after giving birth due to all the changes that come with a new baby and usually goes away after a week or two. However, if these feelings of sadness last longer than 2 weeks or get worse instead of better, it could be more than just baby blues. When this is the case, it is best to tell your healthcare provider as you may have a serious condition called postpartum depression.
Ten percent of women experience postpartum depression. It is more severe, and you are more likely to get it if you’ve already had a history of depression or if someone in your family has it too. Depression is likely to develop gradually and may continue for many months. It may begin before or during pregnancy and go on after childbirth. It may also happen for the first time after the delivery.
Not every woman will experience postpartum depression the same way, but there are common symptoms that last for more than a few days that will indicate that you may be suffering from postpartum depression including low mood for no reason, feeling worthless, empty or hopeless, feeling angry or resentful, often feeling close to crying, fear for the baby and/or fear of the baby, not enjoying activities you used to love doing, fear of being alone or going out, insomnia or too much sleep, change in appetite (either overeating or not eating), feeling unmotivated and exhausted all the time, lack of concentration or inability to make decisions, and even having thoughts of running away or suicide.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms especially if you are thinking about suicide and/or thinking that your baby and partner are better of without you, see a health professional as soon as possible. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it may develop into a chronic condition or return in the following pregnancy.
Postpartum depression is usually treated with psychotherapy (talk therapy/counseling), medication, or a combination of both. To make these two treatments more effective, Emotional Energy Healing is also recommended. Emotional Healing is already known to be complementary with other medical practices and therapies. It is commonly paired with psychotherapy to provide a more holistic treatment for depression.
With the right treatment, postpartum depression symptoms often improve. However, in some cases, it can continue and become chronic. This is why it’s important to continue treatment after you start to feel better. Emotional Energy Healing is also helpful to prevent relapse. Emotional energy release helps the subconscious thought patterns in a way that we are less prone to react the same way if another similar situation arises.
Emotional Energy Healing, a type of Intuitive Healing and a very effective form of self-care is not only helpful when you are having baby blues or suffering from postpartum depression, but it can also do wonders for your well-being as a whole. Taking good care of your emotional health and well-being means you can also do better in taking care of your baby. It will be easier for you to adjust to life with a baby.
Moreover, Emotional Energy Healing can also help with your postpartum body’s recovery. Your body will heal faster when you are less stressed and free from negative emotions. This way, you can be more focused on bonding with your little one and enjoy motherhood more.
And remember, ask for help when you need it. There’s no need to be shy. You and your family’s well-being takes priority over anything else.