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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stay at Home Mothers and Depression



I need all of you mothers to help me on a new project. As a start I need to know how many stay at home moms- without a housekeeper or a nanny- do we have on board?  For all those mothers please do not be depressed if society doesn't acknowledge your work and give it its value. How to be Super Mom is working on a project to help all stay at home mothers- doing all the tasks by themselves- get more recognized by the society. You are not only a woman at home, you are a nurse, a cook, a teacher, a housekeeper, a psychologist, an artist-- You are a MOTHER sacrificing it all for the wellbeing of your family and you deserve to get some credit and I will do my best and work hard to see that day come; the day when a stay at home mother is no longer considered as an unemployed person but as the most devoted working person in society. We give it all for free; we give it all to provide the society with a blossomed new generation and our entourage is not appreciating that enough. It’s enough for me to stop hearing this conversation:
Stranger: “Hi, do you work?”
Mother: “No, I am a stay at home mother.”
Really? No! Yes ma’am you do work. To get people to recognize your efforts you have to start identifying your own capabilities. Appreciate yourself to help others appreciate you. When they ask you if you work start answering by yes, I work; I do it all, I am a mother! Start by refusing to be listed as an unemployed, as a burden to society because you’re not, you are the essence of this world. A mother is the base and the foundation of success and of failure as well. You highly influence your child’s personality, and by doing so you control the quality of the upcoming generation.
Stay at home mothers, allow me to say that you are the world, you are the queens of the biosphere, and so be proud of yourselves.
This article’s goal is to help you get rid of the stay at home mother depression that keeps tracking you down. It is hard to have all your life limited in your loved ones tiny worlds but you can create many things out of this small environment, you can work on improving yourself and you can follow How to be Super Mom tips for a better life. Keep following us and we will do our best to make your life easier.


Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives
Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD). This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for use with breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates a new psychoneuroimmunology framework for understanding postpartum depression and includes chapters on:
  • Negative birth experiences
  • Infant characteristics
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Antidepressant medication
  • Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Herbal medicine and alternative therapies
  • Suicide and infanticide
Invaluable in treating the mothers who come to you for help, this helpful guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the health of the mother, as well as the health and well-being of the infant.


The Ghost in the House: Real Mothers Talk about Maternal Depression, Raising Children, and How They Cope The Ghost in the House: Real Mothers Talk about Maternal Depression, Raising Children, and How They Cope
An award-winning reporter for the "Washington Post," Tracy Thompson was thirty-four when she was hospitalized and put on suicide watch during a major depressive episode. This event, the culmination of more than twenty years of silent suffering, became the point of departure for an in-depth, groundbreaking book on depression and her struggle with the disease. "The Beast" shattered stereotypes and inspired countless readers to confront their own battles with mental illness. Having written that book, and having found the security of a happy marriage, Thompson assumed that she had learned to manage her illness. But when she took on one of the most emotionally demanding jobs of all being a mother depression returned with fresh vengeance. Very quickly Thompson realized that virtually everything she had learned up to then about dealing with depression was now either inadequate or useless. In fact, maternal depression was a different beast altogether. She tackled her problem head-on, meticulously investigating the latest scientific research and collecting the stories of nearly 400 mothers with depression. What she found was startling: a problem more widespread than she or any other mother struggling alone with this affliction could have imagined. Women make up nearly 12 million of the 19 million Americans affected by depression every year, experiencing episodes at nearly twice the rate that men do. Women suffer most frequently between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four not coincidentally, the primary childbearing years. "The Ghost in the House," the result of Thompson's extensive studies, is the first book to address maternal depression as a lifelong illness that can have profound ramifications for mother and child. A striking blend of memoir and journalism, here is an invaluable resource for the millions of women who are white-knuckling their way through what should be the most satisfying years of their lives. Thompson offers her readers a concise summary of the cutting-edge research in this field, deftly written prose, and, above all, hope.


The Postpartum Effect: Deadly Depression in Mothers The Postpartum Effect: Deadly Depression in Mothers
A Mothers Tears presents a caring and knowledgeable picture of postpartum depression. Psychologist Arlene M. Huysman explains the very real hormonal and emotional causes of what was once dismissed as the baby blues, defines who is at risk, and shows readers how to recognize the illness. She also describes proper treatment, explains how to make sure ones doctor is an ally, and discusses how family can help new mothers get well again. This primer on the causes and cures of this common but long-misunderstood illness contains a new chapter presenting the most up-to-date research and developments.

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