Postpartum Depression Treatment
Suffering From Postpartum Blues? Root & Soul Can Help
Postpartum depression is an extremely common condition, affecting approximately one in eight mothers worldwide and three million Americans every year. Typically beginning in the first few weeks after giving birth, postpartum depression brings about feelings of extreme sadness and anxiety. With the sleep deprivation that comes with a newborn, it can quickly become very overwhelming. But Root & Soul is here to help! We offer a number of natural treatments in San Diego and La Mesa to help you beat postpartum depression and fully enjoy the new addition to your family.
What Exactly Is Postpartum Depression?
It’s very normal for mothers to feel sad, empty, anxious, and irritable after giving birth. This is called the “baby blues,” and it usually resolves itself within a couple of weeks. Postpartum depression, on the other hand, is a more serious and intense condition. It usually lasts longer and requires some sort of intervention to resolve. If you’re feeling down for more than two weeks, you may well have postpartum depression to thank.
While it typically comes on in the weeks after childbirth, postpartum depression can arrive earlier (while still pregnant), or later – up to a year after giving birth. It’s characterized by hopelessness, mood swings, anger, appetite changes, panic attacks, withdrawal from family and friends, feelings of inadequacy and fear that you’re not a good mother – and it can really get in the way of bonding with your baby.
Treatment For Postpartum Depression
If you’re experiencing postpartum depression, there’s a whole raft of medical interventions and natural treatments available to you. Natural remedies address the issue and the body holistically, whereas medical treatments typically hone in on one thing – sometimes alleviating some symptoms but ignoring others. We are all human and interconnected; a holistic approach can be necessary to bring about a resolution. Natural treatment and medical treatment can also work hand in hand, complementing each other to deliver the best possible outcome for you.
Root & Soul offers a selection of natural treatments to help you with postpartum depression. Acupuncture is a popular and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. It’s been around for 3,000 years and has been demonstrated to work since becoming popular in the Western world. Medicinal herbs can help with your mood, stress levels, and anxiety. And diet and lifestyle modifications can have a profound impact on your overall wellbeing, giving you a solid framework from which you can tackle postpartum depression. A combination of these methods tailored to suit you and your needs, either in tandem with medical treatment or solo, could be the helping hand you need.
Next Steps To Treat Postpartum Depression
If you think that this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Postpartum depression is a well-understood condition that’s usually entirely resolvable, and there is a range of treatment options available to you. Root & Soul can be your partner in health, providing you with compassionate and understanding care. We want to help you move forward – together, we can decide the best course of treatment for you. Get in touch today to get back on track to happiness and health.