I recently spoke to a new mom who was feeling worn out, and was concerned she may have post partum depression.
I was glad she was concerned. Many women struggle with the condition and don’t even know it—and even fewer get help. This is unfortunate, because mom’s blues can lead to troubles for her and her baby.
New moms experience a roller coaster of elation and exhaustion, along with the challenges of caring for a newborn. So mood swings and fatigue can be common. Experts say that if the “Baby Blues” stick around more than two weeks, or the symptoms get more intense, it’s time to talk to a doctor.
Post partum depression isn’t something to suffer in silence with. You can take healthy steps for you and your baby, before it gives birth to bigger problems.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Postpartum depression common among American women
- Fish oil supplements do not … prevent postpartum depression
- Article explores risks, benefits of antidepressant use during pregnancy
- Review: Antidepressants benefit people with all ranges of depression
- The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression
- Too much TV, too little exercise associated with depression
- Belief in God Relieves Depression
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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