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We mean postpartum depression. This is a severe form of clinical depression related to pregnancy and childbirth. It’s more common than you think. One.

Symptoms of PPD can show up before the birth of your baby, soon after, or up to a year afterward. Sometimes parents who develop PPD were depressed before or during pregnancy, too. Postpartum. If you suspect yourself as a case of PPD, look out for the following symptoms: You are always exhausted but are unable to sleep You are always sad and want to cry, even when you don’t know the reason You are unable to control your eating habits You suffer from a. Postpartum depression Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy.

If you feel empty, emotionless, or sad all or most of the time for longer than 2 weeks during or after pregnancy, reach out for help. If you feel like you don’t love or care for your baby, you might have postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is much worse than the baby blues. Moms who have the baby blues usually are sad, anxious, and have trouble sleeping.

But. And in about 10% of moms with newborns, it leads to postpartum depression. If you’re one of them, you may not even know you’re depressed.

You might think you feel the way all new moms do. Being. Reminder: Postpartum depression is a mental illness. If your wife suffers from PPD, then her heart and mind is being steadily and progressively poisoned. Your wife doesn’t want to do any of these things.

She doesn’t want to have PPD. According to the National Institute for Health, 10-20% of birthing parents will be affected by postpartum depression. After two weeks of baby blues symptoms, if you are still feeling overwhelmed or like you can’t take care of your baby, then something more serious may be happening, like postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression, however, is marked by persistent feelings past the initial two-week mark, and the symptoms are much broader than simply “sadness.” In fact, many women don’t recognize that they may be suffering from postpartum depression simply because sadness isn’t. postpartum depression is much worse than the baby blues. moms who have the baby blues usually are sad, anxious, and have trouble sleeping.

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These changes, called postpartum depression, are characterized by anxiety or panic attacks, loss of interest in daily activities, despair, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, sleep and appetite disturbances, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, and thoughts of harming oneself or the baby (Stevens, 2010).

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Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that typically begins 1 week to 1 month after childbirth and leads to symptoms such as extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, crying episodes, and irritability.

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Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects 10% to 15% of all new mothers.15 This condition is different from the “baby blues,” or postpartum blues,which occurs in the first 10 days after delivery and is quite common and typically mild.

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An estimated 40 to 70 percent of new mothers have postpartum depression caused by radical changes in hormonal levels, which can last up to three months; 30 percent have long-lasting and severe postpartum depression (Behavioral Health Treatment 1997).

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Women with postpartum depression will have symptoms that include loss of interest in activities, loss of appetite, low energy, a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, frequent crying, and feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness.

“Encyclopedia of Women's Health” by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
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Postpartum depression, which can occur anytime during the first year of a baby’s life, lasts two weeks or longer and is accompanied by symptoms such as sadness, insomnia, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, low energy, changes in appetite, restlessness, mood swings, and (in more extreme cases) thoughts of suicide.

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Depressive postpartum disorders range from “postpartum blues,” which occur in approximately 30% of women, are self-limiting, and typically resolve in 2 to 3 weeks postpartum,57,62 to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

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Symptoms are transient and require little intervention; however, approximately 20% of women with maternity blues go on to develop major depression in the first postpartum year.

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edition.12,62,66 Depressive postpartum disorders range from “postpartum blues,” which occurs in approximately 30% of women; are selflimiting; and typically resolve in 2 to 3 weeks postpartum66,72 to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

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Symptoms of postpartum depression may include anxiety, irritability, fatigue, a demoralizing sense of failure, feelings of guilt, sleep disorders, appetite changes, suicide ideation, and excessive concerns about the baby.

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  • I had severe postpartum depression with my second child who is almost 14. Now I’m pregnant with my third, very unplanned and unexpected and I’m scared to death. I have bipolar, BPD, anxiety disorder, bulimia and I’ve had to come off all of my meds.

  • Thanks so much for this video, it was really good! My mom struggled with depression for so many years. She raised four kids (and is now raising a fith one) and did a really great job but it must have been so hard for her. She only got help a couple of years ago and I’m glad that she did. She has a lot of guilt, feels like she was a bad mother when in reality she was great. I wish I could go back in time and be more understanding as a child but I didn’t know about her depression back then….

  • Women don’t realize…you can choose not to breast feed at all. It’s ok if you don’t even want to try to..you can just use formula…it’s not for everyone and I don’t think women should be pressured to think they have to at least try. No you don’t, you can actually say no and if your judged by people (mainly old people) then those people don’t matter and they don’t need to be included in your lives. It’s a privilege to be around you and your baby not a right. Just saying…

  • I sometimes think my children or family isn’t real or that the baby is a demon child and I just wait and check that there aren’t two children in the crib so I’m not picking up the demon. But then I am self aware that it’s just my irrational side that’s thinking that and they’re real and not demons. I’m currently on anti depressants and I’m really scared to tell my doctors what is really going on in case they think I’m unsuitable to be a mother and take my children away. I’ve been battling depression since my first born who’s turning 5 this year and I have two more younger. I thought at the beginning of my treatment that it’ll be only up to a year maximum but I think it’s just a life time long treatment plan at this point. Sorry about the long post but I don’t feel comfortable talking to people I know including my husband as to what extent it’s bad.

  • I’ve been suffering with PPD for over 4 years. Unfortunately I don’t have insurance or the money to go towards help since I have 2 children to provide for… Can you possibly make a video of coping skills, tactics, etc… to help people like me who can’t afford to seek help. Please and thank you! ��

  • My partner doesn’t have post partum psychosis but something is seriously wrong. I can’t have a normal conversation without it becoming a crazy argument. I ma trying but at this stage i want to headbutt a fucking icepick.

  • “relaxing mama prenatal” by secretsoftea.com a natural cure to get over postpartum depression, this an herbal tea for moms struggling with postpartum depression. Having a cup before the meal is the trick to overcome the symptoms.

  • Wow! I loved this video. I’m a new mommy my daughter is turning 2 months today! I knew that I was feeling off but wasn’t ready to express and didn’t know how to express it. People always express depression wry differently and it always seems like you shouldn’t have it. Now watching this it explains perfectly how I feel and I’m definitely going to speak with my husband and doctor. Thank you guys!

  • I’ve come to realize that Depression isn’t real. This overwhelming sadness that never seems to go away, that’s all in your head. The fatigue that seems to take over your life and dictate your social schedule-that can easily be fixed by going to the gym regularly and getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. All of our insignificant issues get overlooked as problems that “Everyone goes through” therefore depression can be seen as an easy problem to get over. Depression isn’t a real disease, illness, or disability because it’s all a figment of your imagination, that you create because you simply have a chemical imbalances that can be fixed by actually opening your mouth and saying hi, it’s like when you get cut the more you think about it the worse it gets

  • Can somebody explain what its like having a therapist? I think it may push me to get help like my friends want me to do and I’ve been too terrified to do.

  • Great info! I was overwhelmed with the Baby Blues after my first baby. It wasn’t like me to cry for no reason, and not have a CLUE why I felt a sudden wave of sadness from time to time. My OB/Gyn had me wait it out for two weeks. I called exactly two weeks later and she had me in her office THAT day to talk about PPD. I felt awful! I did feel ashamed, embarrassed, confused, and weird. I trusted my doctor completely, so I took my prescription. I had several check-ins with her, and I did finally start to feel better! The medication I was prescribed was safe during breastfeeding. It’s been twelve years now, and my daughter turned out healthy without any issues from the meds. I still suffer from my depression, and I was watched carefully with my second baby. Listen to Kati, and listen to your doctor! Catch this ASAP. Hugs!

  • Some of these comments are horrendous.. why are so many people getting their knickers in a twist over a mental illness that has nothing to do with them?

  • Can anyone tell me what a father is suppose to do during a time like this? I know women with PPD are more likely to kill their children so I’m just trying to find ways to keep my child safe. I fear for their safety. It just sucks to know there’s no support for husbands with wives who have PPD.

  • I don’t have anyone to talk to. I have tried but people don’t care enough. I haven’t been to the doctor though. But I just watched this to the end and made an appointment with the doctors. Thanks so much x

  • My wife has mentioned that she doesn’t feel a bond with our 10 month old daughter. She feels like she’s a burden on us, that my daughter and I would be better off with her as a mom who is pretty much estranged if you will. She’s not thinking suicide, or harming our daughter. We have spoken about this. She won’t do therapy or anything. It’s pretty much on me to figure it out, so that I can help the love of my life.
    The alone need, the disconnect, mood swings. Not crying or anything.
    I have been watching your videos ever since I found out we were pregnant. I’m so glad I found this video. Please if there is anything else? I need to help my love.
    Thank you, we love your videos!

  • I’m so happy I sought help for PPD my biggest fear was that my baby would be taken away. its been a long road but I’m better and enjoying my baby girl.

  • I feel numb and nothing for my two week old baby. Nothing. I don’t want to hold him or even see him. I can’t even count to four to put the formula scoops in

  • i read that high epa omega 3 supplementation during and after pregnancy could help with PPD, but a quick pubmed search seems to indicate that where benefits have been recorded they’ve been negligible, and the jury is still out. still, it’s one possible factor in a much more complex situation.

  • I experienced this and it was a very rough time and experience in my life. I was finally able to tell my story! I made a video about my experience with it. Don’t let depression take over your life! Don’t let it win! We are strong! ��

  • Is it still possible to have PPD after you’ve had your babs for 2 years.. yes I was a teen, along with hormonal difficulties. I can’t pinpoint when exactly I started getting in a rut, but I was definitely my happiest I’d ever been after my first 9 months.. at least. Ive since sunken into a deep ‘depression’ where I can’t motivate myself for anything. I love my child beyond words but I feel I’m not doing a good enough job no matter how hard I push.. what is this. I feel so lost ��

  • I love this! I hate the stigma that you may not love or like your baby if you have PPD. That’s why most women don’t come out because they’re scared someone will judge them or snatch their baby away. I wish more men/husbands/partners would educate themselves and take a more proactive approach to support their “baby mommas”

  • Hey Kati. I’m 17 and have suffered with depression since I was 13. I have one friend who I can talk to about it but she is unsure how to help as she is not trained in this specific area. I see her twice a week but I text her and phone her when I feel down. Could you make a video on how other people can help in different ways? Love your videos!!

  • Kati, is is possible to develop an eating disorder that as nothing to do with losing weight? I’ve recently had some extremely severe IBS attacks and it’s made me never want to eat again. It’s to the point where I’m trying to move as little as possible so I use as little energy as possible so I won’t get hungry, and just looking at food makes me feel sick. I’m really scared, please help me. I’m seriously obsessing over food and how not to eat it.

  • hi, i have a question. is it normal for me to feel threatened by other people’s talents, looks, illnesses and problems? i’ve noticed that whenever i see ppl in casts or injured or something like that i get really mad. i know it’s not justified or right to do that, but I can’t stop. i really need to know if this is normal or just irrational. thank you and i love your vids soooo muchohmigosh you’ve gotten me through some really hard times and now i just binge watch your vids all the time. THANK YOU #KatiFAQ

  • at 29 june that is my delivery date and i don’tbreastfeed to baby so can i take applecider vinegar for weightloss because my weight is overweight please reply to me in postpartumbleeding csn we use applecider vinegar for weightloss

  • Post partdum depression can start the minute the baby is born. You are wrong about that cause it did me. I was hospitalized when my son was two weeks old. You are wrong it can happen.

  • Hi Kati!
    What do I do if my therapist thinks im faking my mental disorder. I feel that I am not, and Im very concerned. I feel like he doesnt trust me to tell him the truth. Do you have any videos that you might think can help me?

  • Thank you for making this video, Kati!:) Your videos helped me open up to my husband about my postpartum depression. Now, two years later, I am expecting my second baby, and I make videos about how I overcame PPD on Youtube. I hope to be the positive voice for another woman, like you were for me. Keep it up, Kati!:)

  • Hi Kati, I have struggled with eating disorders, depression and self harm for years now. I have been in therapy for 6 years, and seen many different therapists cause it felt like I never connected with anyone. I am at a point where it feels like I am not treatable and that I should just give up. I feel like no on understands the depth and severity of it, and I don’t know what to do.

  • Hey kati, I really like these ‘5 myths’ videos. I would really appreciate it if you could do one about avoidant personality disorder or personality disorders in general. I was diagnosed in December and I am struggling to explain it to others so it would be great to show them a video to help them understand. Thanks.

  • The struggle is real! It feels so good to finally start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My baby Willow will be One in 2 days! You ladies did a great job.

  • This is just superb, I been tryin to find out about “best way to beat depression and anxiety” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my neighbour got excellent success with it.

  • When you feel like giving up…don’t!

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    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
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    2 Timothy 1:7
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  • I’m newly pregnant (11 weeks!!! ��) And I’ve suffered from depression since I was very young. I am terrified of how horrible postpartum depression might be for me… your videos really calm me down. I’m in this fairly by myself, so having the FAM is super helpful!

  • I had postpartum depression really bad when I had my baby. It started about a few days after I came home with my baby. I had horrible thoughts of hurting them and would break down when my family mentioned my loss of independence. When my baby was 14 days old I made an appointment and saw a midwife, told her how I felt and what was going on and I was put on medication that was safe for me and my baby (breast feeding at the time), and started therapy.

    What hurt was I told my husband and my mom and both denied what I was going through. My husband said get over it and my mom was a little supportive but she didn’t understand.

    It was later my mom sat down with me and said that she went through postpartum depression but they didn’t have the support they do now. Her friends and family came in to help her during that time. I’m thankful that I sought out help and I’m a big advocate of new moms seeking help when they notice the signs.

  • Preventing and healing postpartum depression is very simple, just learn to take care of your dream activity.
    It is absolutely not true that postpartum depression results from a series of contributing factors! The thesis of the causes, asserted by psychologists and psychiatrists, is an evident and childish attempt to justify their inability to provide a scientific explanation. It is truly embarrassing to witness these scenes where the various “experts” are braying their brains in an attempt to find a plausible cause of postpartum depression. They do not understand what the nature of this pathology is because they do not have a holistic vision of the human being, therefore they do not understand that illness is only a request that comes from the part of being that is not the mental one. We cannot command the heart to pulsate as we please through the mind, just as we cannot intervene on all the autonomous activity of the body and it is precisely in the somatization of a discomfort that the so-called “vegetative” activity experiences the nature of the problem, it does not reside in external causes.
    The body has an autonomous will to live because it has the purpose of reaching sexual maturity in order to procreate, it is for this reason that the cells multiply and from babies we become adults. So how can birth be a traumatic event?! Trauma suffers him the will of life that governs the body precisely for the reason that at some point in our life we ​​develop mental capacity. This trauma is described to us through dreams, which obviously are also these products from the “vegetative” activity and the fact that we do not take care of our dream activity forces the vital energy, first to chase us with recurring dreams and then to somatize his problem giving rise to pathology. It is a purely instinctive intelligence, it cannot rationalize or predict the result of its activity. A very common dream is to be mothers, perhaps unwanted children or to give birth in unreal situations, even men can dream of giving birth (easily found), but we must know that the characters that appear in a dream are nothing but the representation of polluting energies that we have created ourselves through mental activity and that compromise the purely energetic part of the human being, leading the body to aging first and then to death. As we unfortunately know from the news, the survival instinct can give the impression to the mother that she could free herself from her state of depression by freeing herself from her baby. Mental activity is not inherent to the human being and during sleep the body takes on the well-known Circular Breath through which it tries to purify itself of the thought / time energy that we have produced during the day. The thoughts in fact, being addressed to the memory of past situations or projected into the future, produce the energy-time that pollutes a part of our being that we cannot see, but that is an integral part of the instinct of conservation with which the body is equipped namely the “Aura”.
    All the myths, symbols, biblical tales or popular sayings linked to the number “seven” testify to the importance of the aura and its effects on human health, since the aura is made up of seven subtle bodies, that is, seven intelligences merged into one. The aura is a real self-aware intelligence whose energy is destabilized by mental energy which has a lower vibratory frequency. Therapy to heal is very simple, you have to learn to transcribe your dreams and this is because by making them aware, the part of you that creates them would see its request at its destination and would no longer need to chase you producing other similar dreams or even somatizing them. A good advice for everyone, even for the purpose of prevention, is to keep a diary where you write down your dream experiences in the morning and put yourself in the evening, this work facilitates the memory and transcription of the dream which is a capacity that however you will learn after a few nights, just a minimum of determination and willpower, even on the net you will find the right suggestions on how to remember your dreams. With this simple trick, the grip that our instinctive part has on the body is released and all psychic pathologies can be easily cured.
    Read my article so you will understand better:
    https://www.fisicaquantistica.it/salute-ed-alimentazione/la-cura-olistica-dell-anoressia

  • Wow people making having children seem like the pinnacle of womanhood. These videos are making really re-think that notion society has fed me until my current age of 25.

  • Never thought I’d get it but I did. I was so miserable I didn’t want to be a mom anymore. I didn’t care about school, I was irritated all the time, anxious about everything, bitter towards everybody at work and hated that it happened to me. There was even moments where I cried while driving convincing myself I’ll never be happy again. Those were the days I truly felt alone. Took me a year to get over it

  • Yes I was stupid enough to put my hand up and admit I wasn’t managing. Reward = non-custodial mom. Ladies keep your mouth shut and somehow keep up the facade.

  • Can you please share your opinion on overbearing MIL who doesn’t respect your wishes as a new mom and how do you feel about the new trend of New grandma baby shower?

  • My mum had PPD after she had me and I only found out recently from my dad, apparently it put a lot of strain on their relationship and it hasn’t been the same since. Is PPD genetically linked to normal depression? I have it but I don’t really have any reason, nothing traumatic or bad has happened to me so I’m confused about why I’m depressed and I feel awkward talking to somebody about it because I feel like there’s nothing to talk about and they’ll think I’m faking it…I know there’s normally genetic and environmental triggers but could my mums depression explain it?

  • My wife was cured of postpartum depression. My wife Maya was a 32-year-old fit, vibrant lawyer. we been married for more than five years and was expecting our first child, a baby boy. She had a history of depression and generalised anxiety disorder. She was doing well with a combination of medication and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for many years. Maya had decided in the months leading up to getting pregnant that she wanted to be off medication and worked with her psychiatrist to carefully get off medication. She continued weekly therapy. She was mostly active, upbeat and cheerful during her pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy 7.3-pound baby boy. After the delivery, she started to feel sad, overwhelmed and consistently tearful. She frequently felt irritable and on edge. This feeling persisted for the first 10 weeks after the baby was born. My wife felt utterly incapable of soothing our baby and get frustrated and tearful. She was so afraid of what she had learned about sudden infant death (SIDS), that she would barely allow herself to sleep. She felt that it was a constant race against the clock—with nursing, pumping and changing. She was always cleaning bottles and diapers. She felt horrified with how she looked. She had expected to wear pre-pregnancy clothes immediately after childbirth. She hadn’t had a meal in peace or gotten her hair or nails done and couldn’t even think about having sex. My wife’s psychiatrist said she could’t control Maya’s mental state. They talked about a variety of tools, including CBT, incorporating 15-20 minutes of daily relaxation, mindfulness skills, hiring help, getting her Mom to stay with her for a few weeks and other support. I understood the urgency of the situation and offered to take time off work and to do some of the overnight feedings. Nor of this could work as she get more worried. She always feel tearful and felt she was a “failure as a Mom.” our baby cry incessantly and she could barely get sleep. Our baby also had high level of bilirubin and had a bit of neonatal jaundice and she blamed herself for it. After being monitored in the NICU, he was sent home. postpartum depression got my wife frustrated until we got to do some search is there could be a permanent way to cure it and found a testimony of a lady cured by Dr odia, After being monitored in the NICU, We decide to contact the Herbalist for a cure. All our pains and sorrows turn to joy and history from the day we came in contact with Dr Odia, Who really help with his herbal herbs, I WAS TOLD HE IS A HERBALS AND HE CAN BE OF HELP, We gave him a try and it really worked for my wife, if anyone having same issue you can reach him via: ( Dr Odia Herbalist Home) on Facebook or via( [email protected]) He will help get your heart desire granted.

  • Wow, I can’t believe there’s apparently still a huge stigma around this! That’s… hugely not okay, because shame is shitty. As a millennial, all messages I can remember receiving about postpartum are literally about how common and treatable it is. Maybe that’s a sign the stigma is lifting?

  • Saying that it’s normal didn’t help me.

    I instead of feeling better felt like I shouldn’t be looking for help. My instincts on the other had said You NEED!! Help. So I ignored those it’s normal. Then my ob when I talked to her said if it gets any worse between now and what I am scheduling you for tomorrow. Go to the ER. Made me feel validated. Also very scared.. and horrible

  • Hi everyone. My wife and I are about 37 weeks pregnant and I was watching the video thinking we are currently going through some of these signs. I try to be as supportive as I can by helping out around the house and with the dog. I really liked the idea of journaling and reaching out to friends who are also first time moms. Question though what would you recommend if we don’t have any first time parent friends, my wife last night shared she is lonely because her friends don’t understand her pain or struggles. What would you recommend I do to support her? Thanks in advance

  • I’m so happy this issue was addressed. I am a new mom, and I have anxiety. It pissed me off when people were telling me that “Are u sure ur not having postpartum depression?” So I’m 3 months in and I know what my trigger is and it’s not avoidable, how do address to get over/deal with the trigger?

  • No one can do it all ask for help believe that you will not regret the beautiful alone time ��…..
    I go straight to the gym and sauna ��‍♀️ once anyone offers to take care of my child
    My gym bag stays packed all the time.

  • Thanks so much for discussing this topic! I’m 6 weeks post partum and my emotions are like rollercoaster. I love my baby so much but when all you feel is exhaustion for lack of sleep since giving birth from an emergency C-SECTION…I had a breakdown. So blessed that my hubby is very supportive. So glad for FAM on FB too; makes me feel I’m not alone.