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What should I know about postpartum depression?

 
kiansmom0423

Asked by kiansmom0423 at 1:59 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It's not just being sad after the baby is born. That happens to a lot of women because of hormones, and they don't have PPD. Depression is so much more than that. It's not wanting to take care of yourself of your child, changes in habits, feeling overwhelmed to the point of insanity. If you as a new mom ever hear voices or have the urge to harm yourself or your child, call 911 immediately.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 2:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • PPD is serious. It's important for a pregnant woman to accept that this is a possibility and get her resources together while she is still wating for her baby so that if she does come across a problem, finding the help will be easier.

    Placental encapsulation has had amazing effects on women for treating PPD. They basically dry the placenta and put it into capsules to simply swallow like a vitamin. Also, support groups are an amazing resource for women who are struggling with PPD. I think that most of the women who experience this are feeling overwhelmed and alone more than anything, so find support.
    gypsyjewels

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 9:15 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Ballal explained it really well. One other thing that can cause PPD is sudden changes in life, like a move, so try to avoid any big hug changes.
    1Giovanni

    Answer by 1Giovanni at 7:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

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