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Investigations in Gynecology Research & Womens Health

A Critical Review on Postpartum Depression and Physical Activity

  • Open or CloseSeyda Belfin Aydin*

    Department of Physical Education and Sports, Turkey

    *Corresponding author:Seyda Belfin Aydin, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Turkey

Submission: November 11, 2020Published: March 29, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/IGRWH.2021.04.000579

ISSN: 2577-2015
Volume4 Issue1


One of the serious complications that are being experienced by women over many eras has been the issue of postpartum syndrome and the ways of coping with it. It is clear that many women can lose attention to their lives, their babies and their husbands. Actually, they become less happy and more stressful. Yet, this is not bound to the physicality of their beings, it is because of hormones. As is it is known that after childbirth, a dramatic drop in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in women’s body may contribute to postpartum depression. Other hormones produced by mothers’ thyroid gland also may drop sharply-which can leave mother feeling tired, sluggish and depressed. Frankly, women need to feel emotionally supported in those hard times. Yet how can it be possible when they are fully confronted with the degenerated body image, inconvenient hormone rates and stressed mind after birth? Possibly they can be backed up by their husbands or other family members and they can get proper motherhood education and so on. To feel relaxed and healthy in these hard times and in order recover from this syndrome, one of the best and most important ways is defined as getting enough exercise and involving in a physical activity. Previous research indicates that mothers who are physically active during leisure times experience lower levels of postpartum depressive symptoms than do inactive mothers.

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