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Postpartum Depression: all you need to know!

Updated: Oct 13, 2022



Although many cases of PPD appear shortly after birth (usually 4-12 weeks PP) some women do develop PPD months later, and can actually appear anytime within the first couple years.


* Not to confuse PPD with “baby blues” which go away on their own two weeks after birth.

Let's begin by understanding the essential...


WHY DOES PPD HAPPEN?

No one knows EXACTLY what triggers PPD. It does not have a single cause. Although according to the National Institute of Mental Health, after childbirth, the levels of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in a woman’s body quickly drop. This leads to chemical changes in her brain that may trigger mood swings. But it likely results from a combination of more things like physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation, lifestyle changes, not eating properly to support postpartum shifts and breastfeeding demands, stress & anxiety from being a new mom...


SO WHY CAN PPD APPEAR ALSO MONTHS AFTER BIRTH?

Because moms get medical attention, and mom care just for 6 weeks postpartum. Because moms suddenly have a decrease of help after the first few weeks postpartum. Their partners return back to work, friends stop checking in... and sleep challenges that continue beyond the newborn stage.


WHAT ARE THE SYMTOMS?

Swipe to see a full list but remember, you don't need to have them ALL to have PPD. So, if you are feeling any, even months after birth. Please seek help.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Talk to someone about your feelings. A doula, therapist, your doctor/midwife. Or even a mom friend. Many delay seeking help due to shame and guilt, but remember the duration will depend on how soon it is diagnosed and treated.


WHO IS MORE AT RISK?

Swipe to see a full list but, you can still have PPD without ANY. Which is why so many are caught off guard.


CAN YOU PREVENT PPD?

PPD does not occur because of something a mother does. However, there are certain things you CAN do to be ready to take action and to minimize and be prepared for postpartum.


- Learning how to take care of you through pregnancy and postpartum see Mom Care course

- Making a plan for postpartum see Postpartum Plan course

- Educating yourself about newborn care see Newborn and Nursing course

- Knowing what to eat through postpartum to support your mood and recovery see Mom Care course

- Educating yourself on breastfeeding to minimize struggles see Newborn and Nursing course

- Taking a clean, complete postnatal multivitamin that actually works to support the high demand nutrient needs AND breastfeeding needs (this one also releases stress and anxiety)

- Prepping for birth for the best experience and recovery see Birth Prep Course


ALL education is included in the End of Pregnancy Bundle

2件のコメント


Andrey Andrew
Andrey Andrew
2023年8月31日
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petr petrov
petr petrov
2023年6月27日

Really useful information, in fact, this is a really serious problem for many mothers and in some cases it is impossible to do without the help of psychologists, my wife went to counseling online it helped to overcome stress

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