What is postpartum depression and best treatment ? | MOMSANDCHILD

Postpartum depression treatment

The process of procreation (birth) is a pleasant and unforgettable experience.

The physical and psychological effort that accompanies childbirth, or cesarean section, appears especially during the first days just after birth, and in addition to the feelings that accompany childbirth itself, the mother (especially the new mother) may feel that her body is changing, that her thoughts and her mood are also changing in a way that is reflected by crying, anxiety, and excessive agitation, etc.

These phenomena are known as postpartum depression.

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects a mother after the birth of her baby, as the mother starts to feel very sad, anxious and tired, and it becomes difficult for her to provide her child or even for herself with the necessary and daily care.

What are the causes of postpartum depression?

There are many causes that may lead to depression, including:

  1. The mother feels that she is worthless and that she is not suitable for motherhood and raising her child.
  2.  Physical changes, how her confidence has shaken, and how she, others, and particularly her husband look at her
  3.  Her sense of responsibility when she sees a child that is tied to her, and she must take care of him and give him all of her time.
  4. Some working women have depression after giving birth, and they think that their future, and achieving their goals were interrupted due to their responsibility.
  5. The levels of some chemicals and hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, change in the new mother’s body rapidly.

What are the symptoms of postpartum depression?

  • Distress and permanent anxiety.
  • Constant crying.
  • Loss of appetite or binge eating.
  • Sleepdisturbances.
  • Fear of the child, and the unwillingness to carrying, approaching or breastfeeding him.
  • Auditory and visual hallucinations in case of severe depression.

What is the treatment of postpartum depression?

To treat postpartum depression, the mother must be ready and cooperative to get rid of this condition, and these are ways to get rid of it:

  1. Doing some household chores to cope and break the barrier of loneliness and get busy with useful things for her house and her child.
  2. Eat healthy food and a lot of vegetables and fruits because they contain natural vitamins that will change the bad mood and work to naturally relax the body and mind. 
  3. The mother should have a sufficient amount of sleep and rest after her baby falls asleep, and even if she can't she should just lie back to relax, and try to do some relaxation exercises and the best of which is yoga.
  4. The mother should stay in contact with other people and avoid isolation.
  5. Having a massage or doing simple aerobics exercises and practicing her favorite hobbies such as drawing or listening to music and others.


Postpartum depression may be very dangerous, as the mother may kill her child or attempt suicide, and this condition is for those who previously had depression or have a relationship with depressed people.

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      Jasmine E.March 20, 2020 at 10:11 AM

      I had to conduct an interview with a doctor about postpartum depression for a project in college a few semesters ago, and I definitely attest to this article. The doctor informed me that not everyone's symptoms will look the same nor will the treatment options be a one-size-fits-all thing. However, your blog definitely touches on the main symptoms and methods for treatment that will prove beneficial to many others who are battling postpartum depression. Thank you so much for sharing and for speaking on this topic, which I feel needs to be talked about more.

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        MeridianRavenMarch 20, 2020 at 11:29 AM

        As someone who is struggling with this it is helpful to read an article like yours

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          ankitMarch 20, 2020 at 12:42 PM

          Thanks for sharing this. M sure it will be really helpful for someone in need.

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            D'ondraMarch 20, 2020 at 4:21 PM

            I have seen posts from women who struggle with postpartum depression. It's no joke. Glad there are ways for them to get some help.

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              WendyMarch 21, 2020 at 7:27 AM

              I suffered with Postpartum when I had my daughter. I wish I had these tips when I had it.

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                AdminMarch 21, 2020 at 10:18 AM

                Thanks for sharing this. I'm sure it will be really helpful for someone in need.

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                  ktliangMarch 22, 2020 at 12:14 AM

                  Thank you for sharing, I feel like this is something that needs to be talked about more!

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                    MonidipaMarch 22, 2020 at 1:49 AM

                    Postpartum depression is a lot more powerful and lasts longer. It follows about 15 percent of births, in first-time moms and those who’ve given birth before. It can cause severe mood swings, exhaustion, and a sense of hopelessness. The intensity of those feelings can make it difficult to care for your baby or yourself.

                    Postpartum depression shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a serious disorder. Your post is really helpful dear.

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                      Jessica LMarch 22, 2020 at 2:33 AM

                      This is a really important topic. I had pretty severe PPD with three of our five kiddos, and it was different each time. The things that helped me the most were definitey sunshine, laughing with friends, and eating foods that boost endorphins/dopamine/serotonin like dark chocolate, berries, almonds. Great post!!

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                        LoritaMarch 22, 2020 at 1:12 PM

                        I’ll be giving birth really soon and I’m a little worried about the postpartum part. Thanks for this.

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                        • Life StyleMarch 22, 2020 at 5:07 PM

                          my wife tells me about this postpartum "baby blues" after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty.. its very terrible...

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                            JoannaMarch 23, 2020 at 2:39 AM

                            This is a very helpful article. I don't have children but I have heard that a lot of women who do have suffered in silence because of postpartum depression. The family support is essential.

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                              SincerelyMissJMarch 23, 2020 at 6:25 AM

                              Thank you for this post. So many woman suffer from postpartum depression and do not know it.

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                                KiwiMarch 23, 2020 at 11:17 PM

                                I know PostPartum Depression is real. The more support the mother has the better.

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                                  aisasamiMarch 26, 2020 at 9:22 AM

                                  I have heard of postpartum depression and seen how it affect my friends who just had babies first hand. It isn't to get over but these tips are great to help those who have postpartum depression.

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