Nidhi Shubham Shilpa
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Postpartum depression: A reality which we need to know about

A female goes through so much in her life! Puberty, hormonal changes, PMS, Menstruation…tackling life with all this not easy. One has to manage everything from education to career to marriage to settling to a new home. However, something that changes a women’s life completely is birth of a child. Yes, that’s the most blissful thing for a women, however it’s not a cakewalk.

I happened to watch an interesting TVC by Prega News, the market leader for home pregnancy test and realised the above mentioned things are not only what we female go through. If I assess myself I have always been a career oriented person and I do relate myself with the lady in the advertisement. Motherhood is one of the biggest joys in a female but you have to be prepared with the responsibilities that come with it.

Do you remember the situation in the movie ‘Ki and Ka’ when Kareena Kapoor Khan thinks that she is pregnant, the kind of shock she went through because she had a big launch coming up! I am honestly touched by the video and was really shocked to know about Post-Partum Depression. You know 1 in 5 new moms in India suffer from Post-Partum Depression. A serious emotional condition which can manifest itself in the form of a mood swing to chronic depression. By sporting this band, I pledge to support new moms by helping them open up, talk about, and not feel alone in in their struggle with Post-Partum Depression. Watch this video and help us make the world, her second home.

Further research led me to www.yoursecondhome.co.in which has a questionnaire called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS). The EDPS was developed to identify women who may have postpartum depression. If you are a new mom, do give this a try!

Postpartum depression is a reality. Through this ‘Circle of Support’, Prega News wants all mothers suffering from Post-Partum depression to know that they are here for them in their challenging time. Prega News is the brand of Mankind Pharma, which is the fastest growing company and I am glad they are bringing out the issue.

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