Perhaps, one of the most unpleasant feelings someone can experience in life is being unhappy with yourself. We are so quick to notices other peoples flaws and imperfections, we rarely ever look at ourselves enough to analyze and see our own qualities. If we do, we may notices many things about ourselves that we wish weren’t there, or would go away. I try to stay positive with myself, but even with my best qualities, I can be insecure, impatient, and quite lazy. Although I’ve taught myself to live with my flaws. There is one particular trait I wouldn’t mind erasing from my personality, and that is my own need to try and please everyone. It’s almost human nature to want to help people, and be there for those who need you. But imagine having to make a decision to intense it could impact the entire outcome of someone you really love and care about, life. It’s either doing what’s best for the family you’ve created, or leaving your own mother, the person who created you, potentially homeless. After countless arguments, sadness, heart break, anger, and a whole lot of tension in your family, you finally make your decision. When you have two children, and you still live with your mother, life can be somewhat complicated. My children and I shared one small bed room. I had my full-sized bed, each of my daughter’s toddler-sized beds, two dressers, all your children’s toys, and your own personal belongings in a room about the size of the average bathroom. A rectangle shaped room, maybe 15 feet, by 20 feet. And 5 nights a week, your boyfriend and his belongings were sleeping in that room with you. My boyfriend and I had to be so careful in our room, because we didn’t want to wake my kids up while they were napping, or sleeping at night. And what was worse, we had to stay in our room a good part of the day because of my sister with down-syndrome and my kids would set her off into tantrums, and she would just get mean, and end up hurting someone. And you had to choose between staying there and helping your mother with rent because the only money she had coming in was from my disabled sister, knowing if you moved out, your mother would have no way of paying the full $800 a month for rent. Or moving into a house of your own where your children could have their own bedroom, their own space, and becoming more independent, and thrive. Being able to live in a home with the family you’ve created, and have the space to give them the best life possible. I tried to explain to my mother that I’m 19, and I wanted to move out and start living on my own. And that’s when all hell broke loose. I could almost see the smoke coming out of my mother’s ears. She went on and on for weeks about how I’m being selfish because she can’t afford to pay rent without the 600$ a month I was paying. I needed to think of her, and what would happen to her if I moved out. The guilt trips were endless. She didn’t even see my point of wanting to move out, and how I was just trying to give my kids what I felt they deserved. When faced with decisions like this, you start weighing out all the pros and cons. And in situations like this, your conscious plays a huge part in your decision making. You really don’t want to leave your mother with no way to pay her rent and end up homeless with my disabled. But you…
Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs after childbirth and affects approximately 10% of women of childbearing age. Postpartum depression can be caused by the extreme drop in a woman’s hormone levels that occur after the delivery of a child. There are different degrees of postpartum depression from baby blues to postpartum psychosis. If left untreated, the disorder can have serious adverse effects on the mother and her relationship with significant others, and on the child's…
Postpartum Depression-Jess Beckett
1. In what century were the first references to postpartum depression? Why is it still under-diagnosed today?
Postpartum Depression dates back to the 4th century BC. It has not always been recognized as an illness and as a result it continues to be under-diagnosed.
2. Identify the three types of postpartum depression and for each make notes on the following
onset of illness/depression
% of mothers affected by it
the signs and symptoms
A Middle Range Theory of
Analysis and Application
by Jennifer R. Marsh, RN BSN
Abstract: This paper examines Cheryl
Tatano Beck’s middle range theory of
postpartum depression: Teetering on the
Edge. Concepts and definitions of the
theory are outlined, as well as assumptions and propositions. The postpartum
depression theory is further examined and
evaluated in its relation to the field of
nursing, its applicability to practice, and
author’s scope of practice.…
Depressing before Postpartum
Denise M. Massey RNC-OB
Nur/518 Analysis of Research Reports
March 11, 2013
Jane Cash RN, PhD
Depression is very common in modern troubling times. During pregnancy women are more vulnerable to depression because of the hormonal changes their bodies are undergoing. It is important for health care providers to assess signs and symptoms of depression during routine prenatal visits because there is a strong correlation between antepartum depression and postpartum depression…
Postpartum depression is a type of depression associated with the birth of a child. Some new mothers experience this within four weeks of giving birth. This type of depression should not be confused with “baby blues.” Among other things, new mothers have to cope with sleepless nights and rattled emotions. This type of stress brings on fatigue and anxiety. Fortunately, all of this is normal and usually goes away after a few days or weeks.
Postpartum depression takes this…
illness. But it affects 10 to 15% of women more significantly. Post-Partum disorder is divided into three categories. The first is postpartum blues, the second is postpartum depression, and the third is postpartum psychosis. These three categories are in order from mildest to most severe forms of postpartum disorder.
Causes of Post-Partum disorder
The Postpartum disorder is caused by a shift in the hormonal environment. Within 48 hours of delivery, estrogen and progesterone levels drop dramatically…
The Effectiveness of Postpartum Depression Tools and Maternal Education
Beyond the Blues:
The Effectiveness of Postpartum Depression Tools and Maternal Education
The birth of a baby can trigger a vast array of powerful emotions: from joy to fear and excitement to anxiety. But it can also result in something that most new mothers don’t expect – post partum depression (PPD). According to the American Psychological Association, (2014), PPD is a moderate to severe depression that may occur soon after…
Postpartum Depression: Not Just for Moms
Rob Sandler likes to feel that he's in charge of his life. He likes to make plans, set goals for himself, and achieve them. And, for the most part, he was able to do that—until his son was born.
"You suddenly have no control over what you do," says Sandler, 38, a medical device sales rep in Houston. "You are totally dependent on what the baby needs, and when he needs it. Before, you are very in control of your life and time and calendar—all…
great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder. The blues "may be a normal reaction to the dramatic physiologic changes that occur after delivery" (Beck 41). Symptoms of the "baby blues" include unstable moods, weepiness, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate, and feeling dependent on others. Postpartum blues doesn't usually require treatment - just good support and reassurance of the mother. However…
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Postpartum Depression is a form of depression that takes place after a woman has given birth, it is also known as an escalated version of the “baby blues”. This form of depression normally comes from the overwhelming feeling of becoming a new mother and the stress that will involve raising your child, the sense of being responsible for someone other than yourself and assuring that this little person is going to be okay and well taken care of. Although…