by Dr. Anushri Shah
No doubt, pregnancy is a beautiful phase yet a roller coaster ride with ups and downs for the mom-to-be. As every mother-to-be is concerned about entering motherhood, the challenges they will face, and how they will deal with them, as well as other stressors that will eventually lead to Maternal mental health problems, which have become a growing concern nowadays.
Common symptoms of Maternal Mental Health
Furthermore, some common symptoms of maternal mental health problems include persistent sadness, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite, and so on. If these symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it is critical to seek professional assistance.
The risk of mental health issues also increases as a result of hormonal changes, stress, a lack of support, and previous mental health issues, affecting both mom and baby. These factors can result in preterm depression, postpartum depression, premature delivery, and other complications.
Tips to manage Maternal Mental Health Issues
According to experts, managing and facilitating healthy pregnancy and childbirth necessitates a holistic approach that includes both physical and emotional health. The following are a number of ways a mother can manage her maternal mental health issues.
- Don’t miss out on daily checkups
- Follow a well-balanced diet program
- Enroll in pregnancy yoga and fitness classes
- Take medication on time
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Join Garbh sanskar program
- Share your problems with your loved ones
- Do what you love
- Write a journal
Garbh Sanskar is an ancient Indian way of teaching good things to the unborn baby during pregnancy. As per science, it has been proven that 60% of a baby’s brain development happens inside the womb.
Ultimately, prioritizing maternal mental health throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period is of utmost importance as it can have a major effect on the mother as well as the infant’s development and long-term health outcomes.
About the author:
Dr Anushri Shah has finished her “Masters of Physiotherapy in Gynec & Obstetrics.” and has been practising for some more than eight years as a Gynec Physiotherapist. She has extensive knowledge of “GARBH SANSKAR” apart from her career. Dr Anushri has a very detailed understanding of YOGA since she has undergone the Yoga Instructor Training Programme.