Motherhood is not something we are supposed to do alone.
Pregnancy care consists of prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatments and trainings to ensure a healthy pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for mom and baby. During the prenatal period, physical and hormonal changes occur, which can affect the mental state.
During the postpartum phase, fluctuating hormone levels combined with additional physical changes can result in affecting mental health changes.
Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy. If you feel empty, emotionless, or sadness, reach out for help. If you feel like you don't love or care for your baby, you might have postpartum depression. Treatment for depression, such as therapy or medicine, works and will help you and your baby be as healthy as possible in the future.
- OASH Office of Women's Health