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你听说过“婴儿忧郁症”吗?" Feeling sad or anxious before or after having a baby is common; 1 in 5 people in New Hampshire have depression during or after pregnancy. And more than half of pregnancy-related deaths are linked to suicide or drug overdose. But there are ways we can all make a difference—including noticing the signs of depression, helping with the baby and sharing resources at 十大博彩推荐排名卫生, in the community and through national organizations.

"I'm always assessing for mental health risks when I meet with patients,Beatrice Ngugi说, 垃圾, PMH-C, 妇产科, 十大博彩推荐排名卫生. "I try to normalize that this happens so patients are not ashamed. I also encourage them to make a post-pregnancy plan with family and friends for 支持 once the baby arrives,她补充道, stressing these same points in this WCAX-TV Channel 3 news story.

的 baby blues have mild symptoms that usually happen during the first 2 weeks after a baby's birth. But a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder can happen during pregnancy—and through the first year after the baby is born. 这些症状更严重.

Some signs you, or someone you care about, should look out for include:

  • 很难起床.
  • Not enjoying the activities that used to bring joy.
  • 情绪变化.
  • 行为变化.
  • 睡不着或睡得太多.
  • Having thoughts of being better off dead or of your family being better off without you.

为什么会这样?

"Pregnancy itself is not particularly a time that causes anxiety or depression—but people who already experience anxiety or depression before becoming pregnant are at a higher risk, especially if they stop taking psychiatric medications without speaking to their provider first,茱莉亚·弗鲁解释道, MD, 精神病学助理教授, OB/GYN and Medical 教育; vice chair of 教育, 精神科, 盖泽尔医学院/十大博彩推荐排名健康中心. “最好打电话给你的产科医生。, nurse midwife or primary care provider (PCP) to discuss whether it may be best to continue  or taper off medication based on your personal history."
Frew says certain changes that come with having a baby can also increase the risk of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. 的y can happen within the first 4 weeks after giving birth or up until 12 months after, ,包括:

  • 激素的变化.
  • Lifestyle changes, including being home on maternity leave when being used to working.
  • Trying to do everything in the home oneself, including caring for other children.
  • 极度缺乏睡眠.

Family members and friends can help by creating a plan that includes:

  • Making sure mom gets 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
  • 喂奶时注意换尿布.
  • Being a call away in the middle of the night.
  • 设置访问限制.
  • Making and delivering meals (especially the first 2 weeks postpartum).
  • 鼓励自我保健.
  • Offering resources, including local parenting groups.
  • 知道了 自杀 & 危机的生命线:拨打或发短信988.
  • 共享 产妇心理健康热线电话:1-833-tlc-mama1-833-852-6262).

有帮助

产妇心理健康领导联盟 says 75% of people don't get the mental health care they need after giving birth. But there are many resources ready to help if you notice signs of the baby blues in yourself or another person.
以及以下选项, Frew encourages new parents to reach out to their OB, 护士助产士或PCP. "如果出现症状, there are safe and effective treatments for pregnant and breastfeeding people,她说.

十大博彩推荐排名卫生

  • 我们是来帮忙的! To see a provider Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, call 603-653-9300. 下班后,打电话 603-650-5000 and ask for the OB provider on call; or go to the closest Emergency Room.
  • 妇女健康资源中心, 第四孕期: New Mother Support Group, Thursdays, 11 am. Make friends, share and have questions answered about nursing and other baby care issues. 欢迎合作伙伴.
  • 妇女健康资源中心, 虚拟第四孕期小组星期三上午10点. 在北 603-650-2600.

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