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There are now 4,628, 563 cases of the Coronavirus pandemic and 1, 759, 589 cases have been reported to have recovered. A total of 308,645 deaths have been recorded and 5,072 new deaths were registered yesterday.
Cases in South Africa increased by 785 to bring the total number of cases to 13,524. The death toll is at 247 and 9 deaths were recorded yesterday.
According to the presidency, South Africa could migrate to Level 3 lockdown before the end of May, but some parts of the country with higher infection rates of Covid-19 will remain at Level 4.
Egypt has the second highest number of cases in Africa with 11,228 after having recorded 399 new cases. Their death toll stands at 592 as 21 new deaths were recorded yesterday.
There were 5 new cases reported yesterday in Zimbabwe to bring the total to 42 with 13 recoveries and 4 deaths.
Managing postpartum depression: New moms isolated by coronavirus pandemic
Postpartum depression is the result of a dynamic interplay between biological, psychological and social risk factors, all of which can be amplified by the current pandemic.
Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts, emotions and functioning of mothers, as well as the mental health of their partners and children. Adjusting to parenthood after delivery is challenging under normal circumstances, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic.
Online resources: Many physicians and other therapists are now providing telephone or online visits, and public health has made a number of their services available virtually.
Prioritizing self-care: An awareness of some lifestyle changes that can help optimize the mental health of women with postpartum depression can also aid them in their recovery.
Exercises: Time for exercise can be a challenge (particularly now), but since it can help with mood, energy and sleep, it’s worth prioritizing. Activities that are enjoyable, brief and easy-to-do (such as walking) are best.
Good sleep: Napping when the baby naps, dividing nighttime feeds 50/50 with partners and observing good sleep hygiene practices, such as maintaining a consistent bedtime routine and avoiding alcohol and caffeine in the evening, can be helpful.
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