The simplest things can make you cry and feel lonely. If you’re left alone for a good amount of time with your emotions and thoughts, it won’t be a surprise that you’ll suffer from mood swings later on.
Difficulties with Resuming Old Lifestyle
It often takes new mothers quite some time before they can pick up the pieces of their old lives and start living again. During the first few days following their childbirth, most new mothers would find themselves uninterested in resuming any activity in their former lifestyle unless it has something to do with the baby.
As this kind of behavior can greatly affect the relationship between partners, both parents should strive to make adjustments for each other. Men will have to be especially understanding of the needs of their partners. If both partners are unable to help each other, mood swings could be the least of their worries.
Inability to Make Decisions
The responsibilities of motherhood are definitely overwhelming the first time around. As such, you shouldn’t expect new mothers to be as confident and decisive as they were before. In the early stages of motherhood, they’re prone to focus most of their attention – if not all – on the baby’s needs, leaving them no time, interest, or even the will to make decisions for other aspects of their lives.
Last but not the least, mood swings can also be caused by a woman’s inability to fully accepting the changes in her life. Women suffering from post partum blues may entertain thoughts of running away from everything that motherhood represents while feeling aghast at the same time about their ambivalence towards their newborn baby.
Nevertheless, all these will not last. Post partum mood swings and blues will cease when you’ve successfully proven your care and support.