Diana Marua has opened up about a sensitive topic that affects mothers who are nursing little babies.
Diana who just welcomed her second biological child spoke about postpartum depression and how her husband, Bahati fueled it.
Postpartum depression is linked to chemical, social, and psychological changes associated with having a baby.
The term describes a range of physical and emotional changes that many new mothers experience. The good news is postpartum depression can be treated with medication and counselling, according to WebMD.
The chemical changes involve a rapid drop in hormones after delivery. The actual link between this drop and depression is still not clear. But what is known is that the levels of estrogen and progesterone, the female reproductive hormones, increase tenfold during pregnancy.
Then, they drop sharply after delivery. By three days after a woman gives birth, the levels of these hormones drop back to what they were before she got pregnant.
Speaking about her experience Diana said in her Youtube channel, “I remember at that particular time my hubby became busy out of the blues all over sudden. He is coming home late, when he arrives he just wants to sleep.
She continued, “In the morning he tells me he has an early meeting and I have been with the baby the whole day I have breastfed, changed the diapers, done everything and the baby is still crying, fussy and you don’t know what to do. It can be very hectic.”
All is not doom and gloom as Diana advised new mothers to cultivate positivity.
‘Whatever comes from your mouth is what you are planting in that child’s heart,” she added.
Not forgetting to request men and her husband, in particular, to “take two-week paternity leave” to bond with the baby and support the wife during that haphazard and confusing period.