Many women suffer from postnatal depression after giving birth, which causes symptoms such as moodiness, insomnia, a lack of energy and difficulty concentrating.
It usually strikes between four weeks to six weeks after delivery, and husbands often have an effect in either aggravating or improving their wife's mental state depending on how much care and attention they give their spouse.
In fact, many women blame their husbands for making the condition worse by showing no interest in helping care for the newborn baby or assisting with the housework.
Other reasons include the stress, strain and difficulty involved in taking care of a new-born baby, concerns about their body being out of shape after excessive fluctuations in weight, and flaky skin due to the physical demands of pregnancy, as well as a severe lack of sleep.
Chatting with friends who have experienced similar problems, eating delicious food, watching movies, shopping and generally doing those simple things they forewent while pregnant -- such as getting a perm or dying their hair -- are seen as helpful tonics.
If their condition fails to improve, medical counseling and treatment are recommended.