Postnatal Help Singapore. Are there any dark side to childbirth? Are you encountering baby blues? Baby Blues or its worse version Postnatal depression (PND) is real. PND, also known as postpartum depression.
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Why some women need Postnatal help for their Postpartum Depression
Although pregnancy has typically been considered a time of emotional well-being, studies suggest that up to 20% of women suffer from mood or anxiety disorders during pregnancy. During the postpartum period, about 80% of women experience some type of mood disturbance.
For most, the symptoms are mild and short-lived (postnatal blues); however, about 10-15% of postnatal women develop more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Unlike baby blues, Postnatal Depression (PND) is an illness that’s unlikely to get better as quickly as baby blues, and without help.
Why Postnatal Course is needed?
From our years of experience of teaching prenatal classes, we realised that pregnant couples can feel overloaded with information in their pregnancy, and a lot of it isn’t important until after their baby is born (the postnatal period). In addition to the steep learning curve of parenthood, many mums can feel isolated during the first few weeks with a baby.
When you become a new mum sleeping, eating and cuddling should be your top priority and not a whole lot else. However, when you’re feeling up to it, you might need to get out and about a little, to keep cabin fever at bay. Being a new mum is intense. Feeding, changing, second-guessing yourself, worrying, with a large dollop of exhaustion can make a new mum feel a bit frustrated and sometimes even a bit trapped.
1. Providing mum and baby with a social outlet
When you’ve been in a haze of feeds, nappies and broken sleep for weeks on end and the majority of your conversations has been slurred speech or baby talk you begin to need a social outlet for yourself. A postnatal class is a great opportunity to meet other new mums ,have a chat, a moan, and a laugh. Babies love looking at other children and it’s also an opportunity for baby to see and observe other little people!
2. Help with Bonding
Sometimes the bond between mum and baby isn’t the most natural thing in the world. Sometimes mum needs a little bit of help, support and encouragement with bonding. Baby massage and mum & baby yoga are hugely beneficial in fostering the bond between mum and baby through touch, one-to-one contact, songs and play.
3. Reminding you to actually do those pelvic floor exercises
Remember that handout you got from the midwife? The one telling you to do your pelvic floor exercises?
- Painful/cracked nipples or pain while breastfeeding in general
- Latching issues
- Low weight gain
- Lumps, blocked milk ducts and mastitis
- Sleepy baby during feeding
- Tongue and lip tie
- Inverted nipples
- Low milk supply or oversupply