Postpartum Depression: "My mind was racing all the time."
Claire is mom to 4-year-old and 2-year-old boys. A few weeks after her first pregnancy, Claire began exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, such as the inability to keep her mind from racing at all hours. Learn more about her story and her advice for women who are going through the same experience.
Postpartum Depression: "I would be afraid to be alone with her."
Marie had a great pregnancy, but she knew something was wrong after she gave birth. Marie was afraid to be alone with her child, and she felt like her family didn't understand. Learn how Marie got help for her postpartum depression.
I didn't think it was depression. I didn't even really think about postpartum depression . I had read about it before. But I said no this, this can't be it. This is just something that, this, there must be something wrong with me as a mother. I must be doing something wrong. It was a little nerve-wracking. I would be afraid to alone with her. I said if she starts crying I'm not gonna know what to do with her. It became harder to express the way I felt because most of the
Postpartum Depression: "I started having a lot of problems sleeping."
Stacey began noticing signs of postpartum depression, including sleep problems, 5 or 6 weeks after having her daughter. Two weeks after beginning treatment, Stacey realized she no longer felt anxious. Watch as she shares her story and offers advice to
I started to notice the symptoms of what I now know is postpartum Depression was probably about five or six weeks after she was born. I started having a lot of problems sleeping. What I do
birth is having major sleep problems, to me that could be a red flag that something's wrong. And if you have postpartum , depression or other mental health issues related to postpartum, period, It just takes time and you have to be patient.
Postpartum Depression: "I couldn't even talk... without crying."
Molly, a mom of two, started having postpartum depression symptoms, such as weight loss and exhaustion, right after she gave birth. In this video, she offers advice for women who are in a similar position.
into the street. And then the next day I called a. A social worker , a psychotherapist, and I, you know, I couldn't even talk for a brief phone call without crying. Yeah, I was very lucky
Postpartum Depression: "It felt like I was sort of always on."
Amanda, mom to a 5-year-old son and a 2-1/2-year-old daughter, was overwhelmed and unable to settle in after the birth of her daughter. After seeking help, she was able to overcome her postpartum depression. Learn more about her story.
Postpartum Depression: What Is Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum depression is more common than you may think. Dr. Judy Greene explains the symptoms of postpartum depression, from mild to severe, and also advises how new moms can seek treatment.
of suicide, or even scary thoughts of hurting your baby. And with Postpartum depression , these thoughts are often really unsettling. If you're having any of these thoughts, it's really important to seek treatment. Whether it's connecting with a mental health clinician through your obstetrician gynecologist through your midwife or your babies pediatrician if you feel that you're having symptoms of post partum depression you can go online to postpartum support international and do a post partum depression screen. Or reach out to a regional coordinator through the website and get connected to a mental health clinician. [MUSIC]
Postpartum Depression: Postpartum Depression vs. Baby Blues
Is it just the baby blues or something more serious? Dr. Judy Greene describes the difference between the baby blues and the symptoms of postpartum depression.
baby's pediatrician, a midwife, a lactation consultant,. To get connected with a mental health clinician. [MUSIC]
Postpartum Depression: PPD Screenings
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, a PPD Screening can help you figure out what's going on. Dr. Judy Greene describes where to access the most reputable PPD screenings, what to expect on the questionnaire, and where
sleeping, even when your baby is fast asleep. That's a hallmark of postpartum depression . Talking to your medical provider , whether it's your obstetrician or gynecologist, your baby's pediatrician, your midwife, a lactation consultant,. All of these providers can connect you to a mental health clinician to really make a good evaluation, and come up with a treatment plan. [MUSIC]
Postpartum Depression: Recommended Treatments for PPD
If you have been diagnosed with postpartum depression, the next step is to seek treatment. Dr. Judy Greene describes multiple types of postpartum depression treatment and where you can go to find it.
[MUSIC] If you're experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression , it's really important to contact your healthcare provider, whether it's your obstetrician/gynecologist, your midwife, lactation consultant, or your new baby's pediatrician. [MUSIC] For a referral for mental health treatment . For example, for mild to moderate depression, you might feel more comfortable going to a support group. Or seeing a counselor, one on one, for psychotherapy, to learn how to cope with some of the symptoms of postpartum depression . [MUSIC] For more severe symptoms of postpartum depression , for example if you are having any suicidal thoughts or any thoughts of hurting your baby, you might see a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication that are actually safe during breast feeding. If you're trying to find a new mental health clinician. One resource that's in, very helpful is online and it's called Postpartum Support International. This is a nonprofit that has regional coordinators that can connect new moms with symptoms of postpartum depression with mental health clinicians. Treatment for postpartum depression can really be a collaboration between you and your health care provider. And making a decision between what kind of treatment whether
Postpartum Depression: What Your Partner Can Do
If you are suffering from postpartum depression, there are little ways your partner or family can help during your recovery. Dr. Judy Greene recommends simple ways your loved ones can help you get back to your healthy self.
your partner or a family member come in to treatment with a mental health clinician. Cuz your partner really knows what you were like before you had your baby and can be a really helpful part of your treatment. It can also be really helpful for your partner to understand how valuable either psychotherapy or medications can be. In terms of getting you back to how you used to feel before experiencing postpartum depression . So as much as your partner and family can be involved in your treatment, it's gonna really help. Accelerate the process of