Postpartum depression. Beat it!

Having a child is a significant life event. It is normal to feel a mixture of emotions during pregnancy and after delivery. However, if any negative feelings begin to have a significant impact on your daily life, you may be suffering from a perinatal mental health disorder. This might be a new mental health condition or a recurrence of a previous problem.
Following childbirth, around 10 to 15% of all women have postpartum depression, or PPD, which is depression related to pregnancy’s aftermath. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 30 to 70% of people have symptoms for a year or more. The majority of postpartum women are diagnosed with moderate depression, however 4 to 5% fulfill the criteria for serious depression. If you are concerned or believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from postnatal depression, it is critical that you consult your midwife or doctor. Remember that depression is a severe condition that requires you to consult a doctor if you feel you are suffering from it. Treatment for postpartum depression might include a variety of approaches, each of which may be personalized to your specific needs. The following tips will help you cope with postpartum depression and will tell you what you can do:
1. Ask for professional help to get the right treatment plan.

2. Relax and rest. Sleep when the baby is sleeping.

3. Don’t try to do everything by yourself. Ask for help!

4. Make time to go out & spend time with your partner.

5. Talk about your feelings with your loved ones.

6. Talk with other mothers to learn from their experiences.

7. Don’t make any major life changes right after giving birth.

8. Have another caregiver who can help take care of the baby.

Products to help you after delivery

Pharmaceris M Stretch Mark And Postpartum Scar Reducing Balm Tocoreduct Forte

Stretch marks reducing balm designed to meet the needs of women’s skin during and after pregnancy.

21st Century Prenatal

21st Century PreNatal provides vitamin and mineral supplementation throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period for both lactating and non-lactating mothers. With no added yeast and sugar-free.

Dr. Brown's Disposable Breast Pad (Oval)

Comfortable. Secure. Discreet. Dr. Brown’s Disposable Breast Pads have breastfeeding moms covered! Soft against skin, Disposable Breast Pads from Dr. Brown’s are comfortable to wear all day, absorbing moisture and helping prevent leakage through clothing.

Dr. Brown's Milkflow One-Piece Silicone Breast Pump +120ml Narrow Options+ Bottle

No more wasted breast milk! The Dr. Brown’s Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump uses hands-free, gentle suction to collect and save every last drop. Using soft suction to draw out milk, the Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump is your silent companion to catch leaking milk while breastfeeding.

AVENT Washable Breast Pads

AVENT Washable Breast Pads have a brushed cotton lining that is soft and gentle and features an absorbent layer that draws moisture away from the skin behind a leak-proof liner.

Resources

Mayo Clinic. “Postpartum depression”. Accessed June 3, 2021.

OASH. “Postpartum depression”. Accessed June 3, 2021.

NIMH. “Perinatal Depression”. Accessed June 3, 2021.