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Postpartum.anxiety

Got married 4 yrs ago.delayed having kids due to personal n health issue..last year i concieved n had very difficult n complicated pregnancy..went into labour 2 months before duedate n delivered preterm baby who was kept in NICU for close to 1 month..now taking care at home.baby 4 months old.im having many issues.first of all body has become weak after csection delivery..i feel tired and no energy..i try to lose excess wt gained during pregnancy but no energy to workout..i suffer from anxiety everyday about my babys health and future.and my future.i worry if iwill be a good mom or not.i feel emotionally disconnected with my husband and people around me in general.i blame myself for premature labour.i shuld have got treated by different doctor or got earlier medical attention.or maybe avoided any activities n been on bedrest then i wud have carried til 9 months.my parents n inlaws are old, only to some extent they cn help me..husband not understanding me..how to become strongn overcome?
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U can do one thyroid profile and consult psychiatrist, as it is very common. So nothing to worry much. Best wishes
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Hello based on h/o u r suffering from depression so better consult psychiatrist for treatment..
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Hello new mother,
Yes what u undergo  is obviously  postpartum symptoms.  It's OK to feel all those which u hv mentioned.

All you require is a great motivation cum counselling with which I am sure you will and can come out of this emotional trouble and lead a cheerful motherhood.

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Dr. Naresh Vadlamani Hyderabad | Addiction Psychiatrist
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Sometimes undetected anxiety or depressive illness could lead to preterm babies. In these women, anxiety and depressive illness prolongs even after delivery. We can this peripartum depressive or anxiety disorder. In contrast to post partum depression, which develops in 10%of delivered mothers. The negative thoughts, weakness, tired are typical symptoms of depressive illness or anxiety disorder. No you are not a bad mother, but only a mother who is also suffering from a treatable emotional disorder.
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Talk to your family members. Consult a Perinatal Psychiatrist or a general adult psychiatrist who is working or has worked in a maternity, neonatal hospital.
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Talk about your feelings. Gather as much support as possible. Eat healthily. Breastfeed your child regularly as advised. Start with minor exercises or Yoga. Meditation and minor physical exercises will be beneficial. Sleep at same time.
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