Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

If you’re a new mom who recently gave birth, then you’ll be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions – both good and bad. It’s normal for a new mom who has gone through pregnancy and birth to feel all types of different emotions, and it’s also normal for them to experience the ‘baby blues.’ Let’s take a look at postpartum depression, including its symptoms and causes.

The Baby Blues: Dealing with Postpartum Depression

The Baby Blues: Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Being a new mom and having a baby to look after can be overwhelming and stressful, even for the best of us. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve anticipated your baby’s arrival, or how much you love them; you might still end up feeling like your emotions are all over the place. Postpartum depression is so common in new moms that it has been given a nickname – the baby blues. With a complete lack of time to care for yourself, as well as the sleepless nights, it’s no wonder that many new moms suffer from emotions that can take over from time to time.

Uterotonic drugs and devices

Uterotonic drugs act directly on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increase the tone, rate, and strength of rhythmic contractions. The body produces a natural uterotonic—the hormone oxytocin—that acts to stimulate uterine contractions at the start of labor,...

On-site and individual (SAIN) learning package

The on-site and individual (SAIN) learning package on the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage consists of a Facilitator’s Guide to train mentors, a Mentor’s Guide, a Learner’s Guidebook, and a Learner’s Notebook. This learning package was developed for use by...

Active management of the third stage of labor

Active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) is an evidence-based, low-cost intervention used to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. The current components of AMTSL include: Administration of a uterotonic agent (oxytocin is the drug of choice) within one minute...

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