Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine.
Without a doubt, the birth of a child in each family is a momentous event. Can you imagine if that joyful event turned into sadness and guilt and being withdrawn from your newborn baby? Postpartum depression is a serious illness that usually happens after the birth of a child. It is a type of depression that lasts for a long time. It affects not only the mom but also the father and the whole family as well. The purpose of this paper is to explore the causes of PPD, the impact of PPD on both parents, infant and children, the interventions available for postpartum depression, and how social determinants of health relates to postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is something some mother 's get after having a baby. Postpartum needs to be more talked about to mother 's. There are many mother 's who go diagnosed with postpartum because they don 't know what it is. Postpartum can happen right after birth, although some mother 's don 't notice until around three weeks after the baby. This is a very common disease through out mother 's. You can actually get post partum with second birth, even though you never had it after your first. With postpartum you can feel hopeless and worthless as a mother. You may start to have irrational thoughts and even act on those thoughts. I highly suggest while pregnant to ask your doctor about post partum and the symptoms. Don 't ever be afraid to
Analysis between “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Postpartum depression Charlotte Perkins Gilman used her own personal experience with postpartum depression to create the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. Charlotte suffered from a severe and continuous nervous breakdown, she started seeing a specialist in nervous disorders, the best in the country. The doctor applied the rest cure and put Charlotte to bed, his advice to her was to “live as domestic life as possible”. He concluded that there was nothing much the matter with her.
Postpartum depression takes a toll on many new mothers and suffer from this illness at many different degrees. In Charlotte Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the speaker in the poem suffers from the depression but her husband does not think much of it so her condition proceeds to get worse. In the “Yellow Wallpaper,” the speaker portrays that postpartum depression, is not taken seriously back in the late nineteenth century and not understood in full capacity, until recently.
Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
Summary Michael Yapko (2009), in his article “Secondhand Blues,” considers depression as a social condition, which then allows it to spread from depressed individuals and affect all of the important people in their life. Yapko’s main subjects within the article are depressed parents and the effect they have on their children, as well as depressed individuals and their partners or spouses. There are a few central themes through these subject groups, such as infectiously negative worldviews, self-blame or persecutory thinking, and feelings of hopelessness, as naturally common with depression. Even from birth, parental depression can affect children. Yapko states “that the apathy and withdrawal of mothers who have postpartum depression show up in the baby's brain as
As a husband and father, what would you do if your wife was diagnosed with postpartum depression after giving birth to your child? Would you make the effort to get her professional help by taking her to a psychologist, or would you isolate you her from the world, and lock her in a house where she has no one to talk to? Postpartum depression, usually occurs within three months after childbirth and symptoms can include fear of hurting the baby, hallucinations, delusions, marked illogical thought, and suicidal thoughts, (Dictionary of Psychology 551). Modern research also, shows that postpartum depression affects 10 percent of women in the months after the child is born (Depression Statistics: Women Fact Information).
However, maternal depression can take a large toll on the infant and the relationship they have, but the mother is usually not the only care taker of the baby. Evidence shows that prenatal and postnatal depression can have adverse effects. There is limited information in regards to the father’s mental health and its effects on the infant. Although, it is said that if the environment is more of a stressful one, the likely hood of behavioral problems is higher in children whether they may play a lot of video games or not (Linebarger, D.L.
The symptoms of postnatal depression for her meant, she would feel sad after she gave birth, it lasted more than a year, she would also feel fatigue (tired), therefore had a loss of interest in enjoying things she usually had fun with. Chloe’s depression interfered with her daily life, and increased anxiety, she felt that she was unable to look after her child, and she also felt anxious to keep in touch with family and friends, likewise, she stopped sharing her feelings, some signs included her crying for no reason, therefore a friend who witnessed her changes informed a service provider as their
But as many as one-fifth suffer from the more serious post-partum depression, which includes symptoms like despair and failing to eat or sleep. Post-natal psychosis is far rarer, affecting only about one in 1,000 women. Women with post-natal psychosis have delusions, frequently involving religious symbols and a desire to harm their newborn. The most common part of the psychosis is the delusional thinking. The risk of developing post-natal psychosis is 50% or higher for women with schizophrenia who are not taking medication.
293 women were interviewed (305 pregnant women originally conducted the questionnaire) three months after delivery giving time to obtain results for the postpartum period. Considering that the type of delivery could be a possible factor that influences research data when it comes to interpretation, the researchers consulted with the women about the type of
There is a profound and long-lasting impact from being cared for so deeply, and the loving care is necessary in the creation of a child. One cannot possibly underestimate the power of a mother’s love, and the significance of her emotional
Nearly one third of African American and Hispanic women delay prenatal care until after the fourth month or they do not seek any care because of sociodemographic (lack of health insurance, low education, lower socioeconomic status, young, and not married), structural (lack of transportation and inconvenient clinic hours), psychological (lack of support and depression), and cultural struggles (dissatisfied with treatment plan) (Cunningham & Zayas, 2002). Also delayed and inadequate use of prenatal care among African Americans has been shown as a risk factor for an increase in infant mortality, low birth weight, and prematurity among infants (Lu & Halfon, 2003). Research also shows that prenatal depression is linked with single mothers, a lack of social support, unplanned pregnancies and financial difficulties, which are factors being experienced by Courtney. Infants of depressed mothers also show signs of depression (Cunningham & Zayas, 2002). Little is known about the effects of smoking during pregnancy so it is hard to say what the effects of Courtney’s smoking of marijuana would be (Lu & Halfon, 2003).