What is Postpartum Syndrome? Advice for Mothers with Postpartum Syndrome

What is Postpartum Syndrome Advice to Mothers with Postpartum Syndrome
What is Postpartum Syndrome? Advice for Mothers with Postpartum Syndrome

Kiss. Dr. Kerime Nazlı Salihoğlu gave important information about the “Postpartum Syndrome” and warned the mothers who had this syndrome.

Medicana Sivas Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Kerime Nazlı Salihoğlu, in her statement on the Postpartum Syndrome, emphasized that every woman who gives birth carries a risk.

Pointing out that the support of the family and spouses to the mother is important during the postpartum period and the period within the first week following the postpartum period, Salihoğlu said, “As we all know, our mothers experience emotional, biological, physical, social and psychological changes during the postpartum period. After the birth, the mother may feel unhappy, pessimistic, sad, unable to enjoy life, not feeling enough love for her baby, decreased desire to go out, excessive sleepiness and excessive appetite, or on the contrary, insomnia, loss of appetite can be seen very often.

It is more common in working mothers and those who gave birth naturally.

Stating that this syndrome can be seen in 100-10 out of every 15 women who give birth, Salihoğlu said, “This process is very important and may go unnoticed. Sometimes, because our patients and women hide this situation or because they do not realize it, its emergence may be delayed. There is a risk of postpartum syndrome in every woman who gives birth in the society. It can be seen in 100-10 of every 15 women giving birth. In fact, these rates are higher, but since women do not share, the rates are perceived to be slightly lower. Postpartum Syndrome is at risk in our patients with difficult delivery, if they had a traumatic birth, if they had a premature birth, if they had depression during pregnancy, and if they had problems with their families and spouses. We see Postpartum Syndrome more frequently in our patients who had a low level of anxiety or socio-economic level during pregnancy. At the same time, it has been stated that the Postpartum Syndrome is seen more in the studies conducted in comparison to the cesarean section births in normal births. It is seen more in working mothers than in non-working mothers,'' he said.

“It is not an incurable disease”

Salihoğlu stated that in this process, mothers have the situation of rejecting the baby, behaving badly, not feeding the baby, “Sometimes in the Postpartum Syndrome, the mother feels like this, there are mothers who say that they cannot feel enough love when they hold their baby in their arms. Or did I not become a mother? There are those who think. There is a case of rejecting the baby. Sometimes, we may encounter reactions such as mistreating, not breastfeeding, not caring. In this process, mothers can be inclined to treat their babies really badly. In this process, I recommend that they receive psychological and psychiatric support. It should definitely be shared with his wife, doctor, family doctor or obstetrician. Because these are not things that cannot be avoided. It is a condition that can be seen in everyone. It is not an incurable condition. It can usually be eliminated by talking or sometimes by getting the support of a psychologist. Sometimes it can progress to psychosis. At that time, we definitely recommend drug treatment or psychiatric support. In this process, a lot of support falls on the family and spouse,'' he said.

"There's no point in wearing ourselves down"

Kiss. Dr. Expressing that he recommends mothers with Postpartum Syndrome to exercise, take a walk and spend time with their spouses, Salihoğlu said, “Sometimes, spouses can turn to the baby with the excitement of coming home with a new baby. Here, the mother can feel that she is worthless, unloved, and is now in the background. Sometimes this feeling can put our mothers in the Postpartum Syndrome. Therefore, the family should support the baby in terms of care, and the spouses should spend detailed time with our mothers when appropriate. My most important advice to my mother during this process is that she definitely takes time for herself. I recommend him to rest a lot, get his sleep pattern settled, get help from his family for the baby, go out alone with his wife and spend time together. Or I suggest our mother spend time with her friends. She can exercise a lot, take a walk, watch TV, follow mom blocks on social media. Everything in life is a role as well as a role in motherhood and we will learn as we play and learn. So there's no point in hurting ourselves. I think they can get through this process together by spending time with their baby, based on love, which is absolutely important,'' he said.

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