Postpartum rage is a less talked about yet a common phenomenon that affects many new mothers after childbirth.
Many new mothers experience mood swings and irritability, and postpartum rage is a severe and explosive form of anger that can lead to harmful behavior. Without the right support, this will have impact every other of a woman’s life, including her relationship to her children, partner, and herself.
It is essential to understand the causes, symptoms and treatment options for postpartum rage to ensure that new mothers receive the support they need.
You are not broken because you have a baby, and you do not need to settle for mediocre motherhood. It’s time to reclaim your postpartum wellness.
Causes of Postpartum Rage
Only when life feels unbearable do we stop for a single second to incorporate a quick fix, just to return afterward to the busyness and chaos of life that created the need for critical care and support in the first place.
This lifestyle is the source of much dysfunction, dis-ease, and dysregulation.
Postpartum rage can be caused by a combination of physical, emotional and hormonal factors. The hormonal changes during pregnancy and after childbirth can result in mood swings and irritability. The physical changes and exhaustion from childbirth and caring for a new baby can also lead to postpartum rage. Emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression can also contribute to postpartum rage.
Symptoms of Postpartum Rage
The symptoms of postpartum rage can vary from person to person. However, some common symptoms include:
- Explosive outbursts of anger
- Feelings of irritability and frustration
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- Physical symptoms such as headaches and muscle tension
It is important to note that postpartum rage can be triggered by small, seemingly insignificant events and can quickly escalate into a dangerous situation.
Treatment of Postpartum Rage
When you understand the inner workings of your body, you are able to apply more specific healing techniques that get to the root of your needs. Reclaiming your own personal rhythms requires five major changes within your life: support, nutrition, sleep, nervous systems tools, and following your natural rhythms, all of which are covered in detail in my book, Reclaiming Postpartum Wellness.
Postpartum rage is a serious condition that affects many new mothers after childbirth. Understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options is essential to ensure that new mothers receive the support they need. If you or someone you know is experiencing postpartum rage, it is important to seek help and support. With the right support and treatment, new mothers can recover and enjoy their journey into motherhood.
- Rage and Anger in Postpartum with Jessie Ereddia: Ep44
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- Your Brain in Postpartum with Julia Jones: Ep42