During pregnancy, women experience a myriad of emotions, which in addition vary due to the hormonal changes. We went from being happy to angry, from sad to euphoric and sometimes, not even ourselves we managed to understand each other.
But, what happens when after the birth of these emotions are limited to sadness, nostalgia, guilt, and depression? Research has confirmed over the years that hormone levels during and after pregnancy suffer so many changes that come to affect the mood of the woman.
However, it has been shown that not only the hormones indexed in the emotional state of the mothers, external factors such as weather can be related to postpartum depression.
According to this, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (American Society of Anesthesiologists), has indicated in a recent statement that giving birth in winter or spring, reduces the rate or risk of developing postpartum depression because the mothers have the possibility to enjoy activities with the baby at home.Read also: Aftermath of the pregnancy
The author of the study, Dr. Jie Zhou. Zhou who works at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and his medical team, reviewed a total of twenty thousand records of pregnant women; which were taken at random between June 2015 and August 2017, which gave as a result that at least 4% of the women studied experienced postpartum depression.
Risks of presenting postpartum depression
- According to the study conducted by researchers from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, overweight women have a higher risk of postpartum depression.
- Mothers with babies born with lower gestational age, assert the risk of depression. “It is anticipated that the mother will go better and have less mental stress to give birth to a baby is mature and healthy,” said Zhou.
- The status, socio-economic, was also a relevant factor in the study, women with economic problems are likely to be diagnosed with this disorder.
- When a woman dispenses of anesthesia during labor and delivery, pain may cause you to feel certain trauma, so that makes them vulnerable to this condition.
- “It is not unreasonable to advise women who have a high risk that minimize trauma and pain during childbirth,” said Dr. Jie Zhou. Zhou.
For his part, Dr. Mitchell Kramer, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of Huntington in Huntington, New York, noted that the season did not rate significantly in postpartum depression. “I don't think that is something so significant as to advise my patients who do not have babies in summer or fall”
Do I have postpartum depression?
Regardless of the season of the year, the birth of a baby should be the most precious and important in the life of a woman. If you have symptoms such as anxiety, sadness, distress, depression after giving birth, the ideal thing is to visit a doctor.