One in seven new mothers experiences postpartum depression (PPD).
Women who already suffer from anxiety or depression are more prone to PPD – even during pregnancy.
The many different physical, emotional, hormonal, and psychological changes mothers undergo during pregnancy affect their mental state.
Postpartum depression (PPD) most commonly occurs within six weeks after childbirth, affecting about 6.5% to 20% of women.
There are several ways to diagnose, treat, and reduce the risk of PPD.
READ MORE: What is Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Among the many causes of PPD, sleep deprivation, stress & anxiety, and lack of personal time contribute to mothers’ deteriorating mental states.
As a new parent, sleep no longer becomes part of your daily routine. In fact, it quickly becomes a luxury that you cannot afford.
New mothers are at a greater risk of:
- daytime sleepiness
- non-refreshing sleep
Being sleep deprived worsens symptoms of postpartum depression.
Stress & Anxiety
Having anxious thoughts is a normal part of the new parenting journey. It is natural to worry about even the most minor things, particularly during the first few weeks following birth.
However, if your stress and anxiety levels reach an all-time high that they interfere with your well-being and capacity to function, they need to be addressed.
Crippling levels of stress and anxiety look a lot like this:
- irrational fears
- excessive worrying about events most likely never to occur
- a constant sense of danger
- incapacity to sleep out of fear of something happening to your baby
- being terrified to leave your baby alone or unattended
- not leaving the house out of fear that your baby may reach some harm
Postpartum anxiety shares a lot of symptoms with postpartum depression. However, not everyone suffering from postpartum anxiety also has depression.
To understand your symptoms better, you will need to discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider.
Lack of Personal Time
Making time for yourself as a new mother can be quite challenging.
Finding time for yourself is incredibly important to avoid feeling parental burnout.
A lack of personal time affects all parents at some point or the other, but it affects new parents even more.
Therapists share that alone time for mothers is “a necessity, not an indulgence.”
Getting personal time as a new mother can help you steer clear of:
- feelings of resentmentpost
- impulsive behavior, such as isolation
- anger towards yourself or your baby
- being overwhelmed
- a loss of your sense of self
How Can Invidyo Help
Having a smart baby monitor significantly alleviates the pressures of parenthood. When we designed the Invidyo Smart AI Powered Monitor, we wanted to ensure it becomes every new parent’s best friend.
Invidyo has several important features that help new parents easily manage their time, sleep, and stress levels.
READ MORE: 6 Ways Invidyo Makes Parenting Easier
Most Helpful Invidyo Features
Every Invidyo feature is designed to make parenting easier. When it comes to sleep deprivation, stress & anxiety, and personal time, these features are most helpful:
Automated Sleep Tracking & Night Vision
Using Automated Sleep Tracking coupled with crisp HD Night Vision, you can leave all your woes and worries at the door.
Sleep Tracking monitors your baby’s sleep habits, patterns, and duration while automatically logging in all data to produce intuitive graphs.
These graphs help you monitor your baby’s sleep daily and weekly. Besides, you can watch your baby while they sleep using Night Vision without disturbing your little one.
24/7 Monitoring & Smart Alerts
You can watch your baby right from your phone at all times. Simply place the camera in your baby’s room and access a live feed on the App.
Invidyo also shares Smart Alerts with you. You can customize which alerts you want to be notified about, e.g., motion alerts, audio alerts, stranger alerts, etc.
360° Vision with Remote Pan & Tilt
The Invidyo Camera provides parents with a 360° view of their child’s surroundings. Plus, you can remotely pan and tilt the camera to see every inch of your baby’s room.
Using the App, you can rotate the camera in any direction to get a complete view of the entire room.
Using the Invidyo baby monitor gives you space to breathe, personal time for yourself, and also improves the quality of your sleep. Ultimately, these factors reduce your risk of postpartum depression.
The Invidyo Bundle
The Invidyo Bundle provides you with:
- The Smart AI-Powered Invidyo Baby Cam
- Mobile App with Premium Access to Invidyo Features
- 30-day Try-Before-You-Buy Free Trial
Now you can reduce your stress & anxiety levels, find personal time for yourself, and get your beauty sleep without worrying about a thing.
Being a new mother is hard, and protecting your mental health following childbirth is even more challenging. But, with Invidyo, you can catch a break.