What is Postpartum Rage?
A perinatal mood disorder that’s connected to postpartum depression, anxiety & bipolar disorder.
If this term is new to you, know that you’re not alone in being unaware of this illness. Many moms don’t know what postpartum rage is because it is severely under discussed. Technically, it is only considered a side effect of postpartum depression and anxiety, rather than being a stand alone illness. But that isn’t stopping several universities from conducting research to prove that postpartum rage should be recognized as more than a side effect.
Signs of Postpartum Rage
Parenting is hard. It’s normal to become irritated. If you’re easily triggered and constantly bubbling under the surface, here are some of the methods that I use to keep my rage in check.
How I Best Manage My Rage?
- Mindset Training
- Content Creation on Social Media
- Prescribed antidepressants & anxiety pills
Steps to Remember
When you’re struggling to calm down, distract your brain. Do something that makes you happy. Go outside, dance it out, take a breather.
- Find your trigger
- Observe your reaction
- Acknowledge your thoughts
- REMEMBER YOUR CHILD IS NOT AT FAULT
- Leave the room and regulate your emotions
Most days you may feel like this phase will last forever, but I promise you it won’t if you start taking the steps needed to reclaim your happiness.