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How To Handle Mood Swings Post Delivery



Life is hectic with lot of mess around and  nothing seems to be organized. It was not like this before and nobody gave me a hint that things are going to be so different and difficult :((

Is this what you have felt after having sleepless night with your new born?

 I have innumerable experiences to share what  I have gone through after I became a mother. Everyone was so excited to hear that I have conceived and pampered me like crazy till I delivered. But, post delivery challenges and sufferings are solely faced and experienced by the new mom. The pains, mood swings and  sleeplessness all this is only suffered by a mom.

post natal depression

With tears in my eyes I  felt trapped and sometimes cherished the pre-mommy days . I was desperate to get back to my old self. Always wondered

  • Do all the mothers feel the same?
  • Will I ever be able to establish a  normal day routine ?
  • Will this phase last when my baby grow up into a self helping kids.
  • Will I feel better when I get back to work?

 

As time passed things have been  settling down a bit  although it has not yet become normal. Well I have learnt to forget about those lazy days which I enjoyed before being a mommy.

If you control the mood swings almost everything gets to normal. My daughter is 30 months (2.5 yrs) old as of now and I still have mood swings. Never knew what to do initially, but in due course I have identified what can help control mood swings.

Tips To Deal With Mood Swings:-

  • When you are getting pissed off, try to focus on something else that has been your favorite throughout your life. It could be anything, music, photography, cartoons, meditating. I always flip the pages of my wedding album.
  • Talk to your trusted  best pal. Chat over anything under the sun. You will regain energy to get back again to the messy things around.
  • Hubbies are the best mood soothers. I have so many times deliberately acted as though frustration has surrounded me just to grab his attention. :-P. Yes, act silly. You will enjoy and it will instantly boost up your energy.
  • Talk to mothers who are sailing in the same boat. Get assured and satisfied that they are going through the same situations. It just gives a hope that ‘all is well’.
  • Most importantly do not entertain nosey aunties and grand mothers’. They add a lot of irritation to your mind. Their nonsense speech only adds to the trouble. These are must avoid living being on the earth.

Hats off to all the mothers. Lots of changes, lots of willing and unwilling sacrifices  and above all adopting to the changes. 🙂

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Comments

  1. I will add one more point in this…Try to be not alone when you are with baby…Keep a help or elders or keep calling friends home or try going out for a 10 minute walk ..I am sure you hubby can take care of baby for 10 -15 minutes..It really gives space to you.

  2. I m second time mum facing these mood swings quite often.. hope these tips help me thanks ana for sharing.Last point abt nosey aunties and grandmothers totally true in my case : ( I really want this period to over soon

  3. nidhi tiwary says:

    Nice post chandni…even I am facing the same..with my new born.
    Really helpful tip anamika..n wise she is really helpful for me in my mood swings. ..

    • Chandani says:

      Congrats nidhi on ur new born.
      Do everything possible for urself… U got to help urself a lot. 🙂
      I know how it feels.

  4. Nice article…. Really helpful. Reading ‘wise she’ is onething that kills my boredom.

  5. I’m going thru the same but it’s thankfully reduced since the 1st month..and I so agree…it’s bin my awesome friends who’ve bin there for me n listen to my raving and ranting which helps me every single day..

  6. Wow! I so wish I had this post to help me 3 years back when my son was born. Gosh i had so many mood swings, I’d cry uncontrollably one second and scream my head off the other. Everyone in my house was scared of me. Only hubby dared to make some sort of conversation and it helped immensely. Later when I spoke to my friends in similar situations, they all spoke of the same mood swings. I was so glad I wasn’t alone. I thought I was having a mental breakdown!

  7. Hi thanks for your tips. But my feel is different. Am a working woman currently in maternity leave. Jus delivered a baby girl 40 days ago. Am having lots of mood swings and feeling insecured since I have to get back to work in 6 months time and have to leave my baby to mil with whom am really not comfortable but no other go. My fear is that baby will get more attached to her than Me. Already she is overbearing person. Am jus possessive like anything on my daughter. And she acts like she is the mom and not me. My hubby s also not supportive to me in this as he s a mommy guy. Please suggest me to overcome the fear and tips to have my baby attached towards me…

    • my dear every mother feels this..but tell me till when can you hold on to ur child’s love?someday ur dd would fall in love and getarried,would you resent her loving her bf/hubby more than you?your mil is doing what ppl of older generation do since they feel we arent taking care of baby probably..we should feel grateful that our mils are readily taking care of our baby which is such a difficult task…i know lots of mils who refuse to tk care of their grandchildren… so relax..ur child would be well loved..in a secure environment and in the end thats all that matters

      From shilpa hak

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