Post Delivery Stress | My Fit Brain

Neha Mehta
Post Partum Psychosis

27 Nov 2020
Post Delivery Stress

The first six weeks after giving birth are known as a post-delivery period. This period is an intense time that requires all sorts of care for you and your body will experience a number of changes to hormonal mood swings all of this in addition to the added stress of tacking breastfeeding sleep issues and the overall adjustment to motherhood.

The birth of a body can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. Most of the new moms experience post-delivery stress, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty in sleeping, all this is because of the sudden changes in hormones after delivery.

Problems of Post-Delivery

There are no single reasons why some new mothers develop post-delivery stress. But a number of interrelated causes and risk factors are believed to contribute to the problem.

Hormonal Changes

After childbirth, women experience a big dip in hormone level. This leads to fatigue and depression, these rapid hormonal changes may deliver stress or depression?

Physical Changes

Giving birth brings numerous physical and emotional changes. You may deal with stress or difficulty in losing weight, leaving you insecure about your physical attractiveness.


The stress of caring for newborn babies can also trigger you. In addition, you may feel overwhelmed and anxious about your ability to properly care for your baby.

Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Crying for no apparent season
  • Mood swings with irritability and anxiousness.
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Change in eating and sleeping pattern.
  • The feeling of sadness  hopelessness 
  • No interest in your baby.
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
  • Constant worry.
  • Trouble in sitting still and focusing.
  • Physical symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, unwanted thoughts, anxiety, etc.
  • Coping With Stress After Having a Baby:
  • Build a secure bond with your baby: Emotional bonding is the secure attachment that forms between mother and child. This bond allows the child to feel safe and develop dully. Being that dependable source of your child you feel more confident of yourself. Past a significant impact on both of you and make it difficult to get a bond with your child. A secure bond forms b/w your child and your child and yourself.
  • Take care of yourself: One of the best things you can do to relieve stress is to take care of yourself.
  • Make yourself and your baby the priority. Concentrate on yourself and on your baby.
  • Exercise may be just as effective as medications. When it comes to treating stress, so the sooner you get back up and moving, the better you feel in yourself.
  • The effectiveness of mindfulness for making you feel calmer and more energized.
  • A full 8 hours of sleep makes your post-delivery stress even better and make you healthy.

Make Time for Your Relationship with Your Partner

For many men and women, the relationship with their partner us their primary source of emotional expression and social connection. Put some time, energy, and thoughts into preserving their bond. It is essential to make time for each other. Treatment for Post Delivery Stress.

  • A good therapist can help you successfully deal with the adjustments of motherhood if you are experiencing marital difficulties or are feeling unsupported at home, marriage counseling can be very beneficial psychologists know the ways to help and can explain you option to you even better. They are ready to listen to you and can put you on the road to recovery.
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    Consultant Psychologist, Mental Health Professional

    Location: Hisar, India

    Language: English, Hindi, Punjabi

    Area Of Expertise: Child Counseling, Couple Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Self Improvement, Sleep, IQ Testing, ADHD, Career Counselling, Adolescent Counselling, Motivation, Family Counseling

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