Email Emilie Gantry is pictured meeting her son for the first time seven days after he was delivered via emergency C-section, and then transferred to another hospital as she was treated for a dangerous bacterial infection. SWNS This is the emotional moment a mom met her baby for the first time, seven days after she went into septic shock during labor. Emilie Gentry, 28, almost died after contracting bacterial infection chorioamnionitis, which impacts the membranes of the uterus and the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. She had also developed a high fever which indicated she was battling an infection.
The physical and emotional changes, and the hormones that stimulate these changes, can leave you wondering what is going on. The experience of giving birth chances you.
And, now, the complete dependence of your new child gives you new responsibilities. Those responsibilities might make it difficult to return to healthy patterns of sleeping and eating. Then, there are the physical changes you are going through.
Your body looks different. Hormones stimulate changes that help you transition from pregnancy to breastfeeding. What a ride those hormones can take you on. Four hormones are responsible for many of the changes you experience as you move from pregnancy to breastfeeding.
Estrogen and Progesterone levels go down immediately with birth because the source of these hormones was the placenta. They go down to post-menopausal levels, so some women experience symptom similar to those of menopause.
Yes, it is completely normal, and your hormones will return to higher levels. The progesterone had a mood-elevating effect, so you may have some emotional let down immediately, though the experience of meeting and bonding with your baby may keep you from noticing much.
Prolactin and Oxytocin levels go up as you begin breastfeeding. Prolactin stimulates milk production, as well as stimulating your appetite for milk production. In the first few weeks, oxytocin causes uterine contractions as your uterus returns to is normal size.
Oxytocin has a calming effect. The well-being you feel as you gaze at your nursing baby, the bonding you experience as you establish the breastfeeding relationship, is stimulated by oxytocin.
Other factors than hormones also influence the emotional side of breastfeeding. Sleep or fatiguechanges in appetite, and, for many mothers, anemia, can all affect your physical and emotional well-being.
The first two weeks of breastfeeding are critical.
Most new mothers experience some baby blues."Pregnancy is a transition point in a woman's life and during any transition, a person's emotions can be up and down," Kimmel told Live Science.
Moms Emotional Coping Skills Group A Skills-Based Group* This group is for: Pregnant women and mothers of infants and young children up to 8 years old. Healthy emotional transition for mothers, first week post-partum Introduction Emotional is an important aspect of life.
We experience joy, anger, and sadness in everyday life. When we do not tend to our emotion needs, psychological complications may occur (Burger & Goddard, ).
A more serious condition is called postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is a medical condition that affects about 10% of mothers (Raines, Campbell, &Hall, ). In this article, I will examine the postpartum depression in relation to the healthy emotional transition. First, it is important to ensure that the child has continuous and ready access to the parent with whom the child has developed an emotional attachment.
That parent is usually the mother. Top 5 favourite tips to help care for a new mum's emotional wellbeing by Dr Melanie Strang.