Bonding - a special bond
A Deep Commitment to your baby develops gradually in the first weeks and months.
But do not worry if the bonding has come too short in the hustle and bustle of the county hall. The event of the birth should not be overstated in this regard. Bonding is a process and takes time. Often one feels after birth also just exhausted, battered and dejected. Just 2 to 3 days later, many women find in a rollercoaster of emotions. Also this is quite normal and no cause for alarm.
Baby Blues is not uncommon
Usually only the pregnancy hormones are the so-called Baby Blues blame that sink rapidly after the big event. The placenta, which has produced a lot of happiness hormones during pregnancy is no longer there: The Endorphin production is drastically reduced, the estrogen levels go back to normal on "not pregnant" These hormonal changes are not easy to work with from the baby blues are between 50 to 70 percent of all women affected. Some mothers can hardly stop crying, are irritated and extremely sensitive. Others feel numb and infinitely tired.
How you can help as a partner
Depressed mood after birth are a normal reaction to the enormous changes. But if they last longer than 10 days, talk with your doctor or midwife. It could be a postpartum depression (PPD or postnatal depression).
Support your partner so, whenever possible in everyday life. Above all, a healthy diet is now important to ensure that body and soul come back into balance. Maybe you organize support when cooking and doing housework and bring also yourself with a. Show your partner how much you feel connected to you - then you will be the new life as a family can enjoy soon.
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