Pregnancy is one of the most incredible stages that a woman can experience, but without a doubt it is also a hotbed of hormones thanks to which we face constant changes both physically and psychologically. Although it may seem strange during this period, many women tend to feel sadder and more nostalgic than usual, this situation can become a problem, so we give you some tips so that you know how to avoid depression in pregnancy.
- The symptoms.
- Why do I feel sad?
- Tips to avoid depression in pregnancy.
- Don’t ignore the problem.
Due to the constant changes that the body undergoes, it is not easy to detect depression during pregnancy, so it is good to detail the symptoms: Excessive anxiety, Irritability. Problems falling asleep or sleeping excessively even after the first trimester. General apathy even before activities that you enjoyed before. Frequent sadness and intense negative thoughts You have to know how to distinguish between a specific and temporary sadness and a depression, the latter is more aggravated and manifests frequently or constantly.
Why do I feel sad?
About 10% of pregnant women suffer from depression during pregnancy, a situation that can be due to different factors: hormonal changes, a history of depression in the family, unwanted pregnancy, family or financial problems that generate tension, fear due to previous losses or health problems during pregnancy. In addition, most women see symptoms aggravated during the third trimester.
Tips to avoid depression in pregnancy.
Talk to your partner, family and especially with your doctor about those doubts or fears that arise during the early stages of pregnancy. Communication is vital to feel better and also to overcome your fears. Strive to maintain an active life in which there are many moments with your partner and loved ones: outings, trips, walks, moments that make you feel happy and with the busy mind. Seek to relax your mind and body, walk, do yoga or swimming, eat well, fill yourself with good energy to keep anxiety away from you. Keep a journal about your pregnancy, in it you can vent your emotions and find a poetic and creative way of communicating with your baby. In a few years you will be able to read it and get to know mom better.
Don’t ignore the problem.
If you notice several of the symptoms in you and you feel that you are more and more apathetic or negative, do not attribute the whole problem to the hormones by letting it pass, depression during pregnancy is a serious problem that must be treated, so go to your doctor and talk about it with your partner.
This article is merely informative, we do not have the power to prescribe any medical treatment or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.