Why It Is Important to Seek Help
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|Wed, 07-03-2013 - 10:06am|
From the moment they're born, babies will look to their parents' faces for a response. If they don't experience warmth or a smile reflected in the parent's expression, the baby can become upset or frustrated. Studies in which mothers were instructed to keep a blank face when looking at their babies resulted in the infants feeling agitated and upset.
If you're pregnant or a mother struggling with symptoms of depression, it is essential to remember that you are not alone. Never allow yourself to turn on yourself or become self-hating. There are many resources that can help you, starting with a depression screening test you can take online to see if you may be experiencing signs of depression. If you are feeling depressed, know that your condition is treatable and temporary. You can find resources for women at the National Institute of Mental Health. Getting the help you need is the most important thing you can do for your child.