Here are some tips that can help you cope with bringing home a newborn (Bruce, 2020):
You might not want to tell anyone you feel depressed after your baby’s birth, but it is important to ask for help. Let others know how they can help you!
Be realistic about your expectations for yourself and your baby
Exercise within your limits or restrictions: take a walk, and get out of the house.
Expect some good days and some bad days: it is normal
Eat well and do not drink alcohol and caffeine
Develop the relationship with your partner and keep in touch with family and friends: do not isolate yourself, but also feel free to limit visitors when you first go home
Try to sleep or rest when your baby sleeps
At SAMHA ry we work to help people affected by mental health issues by listening to you and your situation and assisting you in finding the best way forward. If you wish, we can help you find the right center to receive medical support and counseling.
Remember: it can, and will get better, the first step is yours.
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