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Self-care after baby: Nurturing your wellbeing in the postpartum period

The postpartum period feels challenging in the first few months for the mothers. Here are expert recommended self-care tips to nurture your wellbeing after baby

Self-care after baby: Nurturing your wellbeing in the postpartum period (Photo by Ana Tablas on Unsplash)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 08:19 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Empowering motherhood: Tips for prioritising your postpartum health

Embracing fitness as a foundation of women's well-being, can empower them during the transformative period of postpartum. Experts suggest some essential tips

Empowering motherhood: Tips for prioritising your postpartum health (Photo by Kyle Nieber on Unsplash)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 04:03 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Postpartum fitness eating: Right dietary choices for a healthy heart

Practical tips for maintaining a balanced diet during postpartum and eating right for a healthy heart

Postpartum fitness eating: Right dietary choices for a healthy heart (Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay )
Published on Dec 16, 2023 11:49 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Postpartum weight loss to reducing risk of cancer: Benefits of breastfeeding

The physical closeness during breastfeeding not only enhances the emotional bond between mother and baby but also comes packed with health benefits.

Postpartum weight loss to reducing risk of cancer: Benefits of breastfeeding and problems that every new mother faces (Pixabay)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 01:59 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Sameera Reddy on being body shamed: ‘People think it’s their birthright to…’

Sameera Reddy, who has been open about her struggle with postpartum depression, says she continues to face mean comments from strangers even today.

Sameera Reddy was trolled a lot during her postpartum period
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 12:41 PM IST
ByNavya Kharbanda

Mindfulness tips for new moms: Ways to deal effectively with postpartum phase

Here are some ways mindfulness can help new moms deal effectively with the postpartum phase

Mindfulness tips for new moms: Ways to deal effectively with postpartum phase (Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 06:55 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Maternal mental health: Baby blues vs postpartum depression, know the difference

Baby blues and postpartum depression are two distinct conditions post childbirth. Baby blues are mild and self-limiting, while depression is more severe.

While baby blues is a short-term condition that lasts for a week or month postpartum depression is full-blown mental health condition where feelings of hopelessness and emptiness are experienced. (Freepik)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 06:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Breaking the stigma: Understanding perinatal depression, 4 tips to cope with it

Perinatal depression is a very common mood disorder and about 15-20% of women during pregnancy or after childbirth go through this state. Here are 4 coping tips

Breaking the stigma: Understanding perinatal depression and 4 tips to cope with it (Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash)
Published on May 26, 2023 06:51 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Maternal mental health at work: Here's how women can achieve work-life balance

During postpartum period, women may experience postpartum depression or generalised anxiety disorder. Here's how to maintain mental health at work in this phase

Maternal mental health at work: Here's how women can achieve work-life balance during the postpartum period (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels)
Published on May 06, 2023 08:36 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Cardiovascular disease during childbirth associated to pre-natal depression

The study states that pregnant women diagnosed with depression are at a greater risk of having cardiovascular diseases soon after giving birth.

Cardiovascular disease during childbirth associated to pre-natal depression: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 23, 2023 12:41 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Loneliness leads to mental health problems during pregnancy, new mothers: Study

Depression is common during the perinatal period, affecting one in six pregnant women and one in five women during the first three months after birth, and can significantly affect new parents' quality of life and can have long-term adverse impacts on their child's cognitive and emotional growth.

Loneliness leads to mental health problems during pregnancy, new mothers: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 12:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, London

Anxiety, depression more likely in first wave COVID-19 patients: Study

They also found that having a mental health condition before the pandemic was associated with increased odds of contracting COVID-19.

Anxiety, depression more likely in first wave COVID-19 patients: Study(Freepik)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 11:25 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, London

Women with postpartum mood disorders might have immune system irregularities

About 1 in 8 women experience significant symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that can interfere with overall health, daily activities and family life. Much of the research into maternal mental health to date has focused on the perinatal period and the first year after childbirth.

Women with postpartum mood disorders might have immune system irregularities(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 09:36 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Want to reduce anxiety and depression? Vitamin B6 supplements can help

A new research measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported feeling less anxious and depressed after taking the supplements every day for a month.

Want to reduce anxiety and depression? Vitamin B6 supplements can help (Twitter/HeidiHmoretti)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 09:06 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Washington [us]

Postpartum tips: Tackling sleep and fatigue problems in new mothers

Sleep disturbances during the postpartum period can lead to lack of initial bonding mother and baby, deteriorating cognitive and psychosocial health and wellbeing. Before the sleep problems start to turn chronic, here are few tips to treat insomnia and improve quality of sleep in the new mothers.

Postpartum tips: Tackling sleep and fatigue problems in new mothers (Sarah Chai)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 11:16 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Postpartum psychiatric disorders: Symptoms, causes, who is at risk, treatment

It is really important to understand the mental and emotional health of new mothers, which often goes unnoticed and unprioritised even in today's society. Here's all you need to know about the types, symptoms and causes of postpartum psychiatric disorders, who is at risk and treatment tips by doctor

Postpartum psychiatric disorders: Types and symptoms, causes, who is at risk, treatment(Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 07:48 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Mental health tips: 4 powerful ways spirituality can ease anxiety and depression

Want to be be liberated from all suffering and misery? Here are 4 powerful ways spirituality can not only ease anxiety and depression but also completely eliminate the mental health issue

Mental health tips: 4 powerful ways spirituality can ease anxiety and depression (RF._.studio)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:36 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Postpartum women's health and fitness issues and tips to work on them

From dealing with hormonal changes to adjusting your routine to your baby's needs, deciphering its cries, reworking your relationship with your partner and managing work if you choose to, the list of postpartum women's health and fitness issues are mounting. Here's how to work on them

Postpartum women's health and fitness issues and tips to work on them (Sarah Chai)
Published on Jul 17, 2022 06:25 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

How to protect mother’s pre and post-childbirth emotional health? Expert answers

From seeking medical support to spending more time with partner and family to indulging in favourite activities, here is all that you can do to take care of emotional health through childbirth or post-childbirth.

How to protect mother’s pre and post-childbirth emotional health? Expert answers(File photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2022 09:45 AM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Sameera Reddy shares pics from when she was going through postpartum stress

Sameera Reddy took to Instagram and shared pictures of herself while she suffered from postpartum stress after having her first child.

Sameera Reddy with her son, Hans.
Updated on May 19, 2022 04:23 PM IST

Mental health tips by psychologist that every woman should follow

According to research, women are twice as likely as men to have panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias. Here are tips by a psychologist every woman should follow.

Not only women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety compared to men, there are some illnesses that are specific to women(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:30 PM IST

Children of mothers with clinical depression are at risk to develop depression

Children with a maternal history of depression were more likely to have reduced reward-related brain activity in the ventral striatum, but only if their mothers reported less enthusiastic and more dampening responses to their children's positive emotions, the researchers found.

Children of mothers with clinical depression are at greater risk of developing depression: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 09:52 AM IST
ANI | , Pittsburgh (pennsylvania)

Sameera Reddy opens up on Postpartum Depression after having her first baby

Sameera Reddy took to Instagram to open up about suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD) after having her first baby. She also penned a piece of powerful advice for women experiencing similar situations in life.

Sameera Reddy on Postpartum Depression after having first baby, shares powerful advice for women: Read full note
Published on Mar 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST

Postpartum depression in young mothers: Tips on early identification, management

One should be aware that postpartum baby blues are different from depression, say health experts. Here's all what young mothers need to know about early identification and management of postpartum depression, as revealed by the doctors

Postpartum depression in young mothers: Tips on early identification, management (Twitter/US_FDA)
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 02:32 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Hospitals surrounded with greenery can reduce stress of patients: Study

The study showed that introducing nature into large hospitals can humanize the institutional environment and reduce the stress of patients, visitors and healthcare providers. Jiang's findings were published in the 'Health Environments Research and Design Journal'.

Walking and moving around large hospitals can feel like being stuck in a trap. For patients and visitors, finding the way from one point to another inside a visually-bland medical complex exacerbates an already stressed mental state. One landscape architecture researcher at West Virginia University has suggested a possible solution: Let nature in.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 20, 2022 11:34 PM IST
ANI |

Signs of inflammation in blood can predict depression in pregnancy: Study

Nearly one in five new mothers experience severe depression during or after pregnancy and an estimated 14 per cent have suicidal thoughts. Inflammation can lead to worsening depressive symptoms, and pregnancy is a major inflammatory event.

While giving birth to a new life gives utmost happiness to any woman, it also brings in something not very pleasant with it -- depression. Now, a study has revealed that signs of inflammation in the blood can reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 07:29 PM IST
ANI |

Envy Anushka Sharma’s flat belly post pregnancy? Try these 5 simple Yoga asanas

If Anushka Sharma was working right till the last trimester of her pregnancy, her post-pregnancy transformation and envious flat stomach is fitness goals too for all the new mommies out there. Check out these 5 Yoga exercises to lose that belly fat and whip up in shape

Envy Anushka Sharma’s flat belly post pregnancy? Try these 5 simple Yoga asanas(Instagram/anushkasharma/arlenas_true_nature/sarahmoosavi)
Updated on Feb 07, 2021 01:47 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

HT Brunch Mother’s Day Cover Story: Mum is not the right word!

Neerja Birla urges you break the silence around Mental Health with personal stories involving her biggest crusaders: her children!

Mental health crusader, Neerja Birla, shows how empowering your children to make their own decisions can be enriching(Picture courtesy: Aditya Birla Education Trust)
Updated on May 10, 2020 01:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Mother’s Day Special: How I beat postpartum depression

Actor Sameera Reddy writes about how she fought hard, and is now a star parenting blogger 

Sameera Reddy with her daughter Nyra, 9 months old and son Hans, 5 years old(Amrita Samant)
Updated on May 10, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySameera Reddy

Sameera Reddy: ‘I felt completely disillusioned and broken after being pregnant the first time’

Sameera Reddy has revealed that she suffered from post-partum depression after her first pregnancy and kept thinking something was wrong with her.

Sameera Reddy with her daughter
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By
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