What is Postpartum Depression? Symptoms & Treatments

What is Postpartum Depression? Symptoms & Treatments Depression falls under the general medical term ‘Perinatal Mental Health’. Perinatal Mental Health covers mental illnesses such as: Postpartum Anxiety Postpartum Depression Postpartum Psychosis It’s normal for new mums to suffer from the baby blues. It can make you feel a bit anxious, tearful, mood swings and trouble sleeping at night. This ‘Baby Blues’…

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How To Use Meditation To Help With Postpartum Depression

How To Use Meditation To Help With Postpartum Depression Giving birth can be an exciting but stressful experience and it’s not unusual to feel rather emotional for a while. However, although for some women this is nothing more than the body re-balancing its hormones, in others it leads to something which is much more significant: postpartum depression. Up to 15%…

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How Prenatal Depression Made For An Unhappy Pregnancy

How Prenatal Depression Made For An Unhappy Pregnancy I wanted to have another baby. My first child was one of those “perfect” babies who slept all night and never cried. And while I joked that baby number two was going to be the “payback” baby, I had no idea what life had in store for me. We planned to try…

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Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing

Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing The Event That Would Lead To Prenatal Anxiety I was 21 when I had my first baby, and I really didn’t know what to expect. But what I really didn’t expect was a hugely traumatic birthing experience that would scar me for life. My daughter was born after a 36 hour labour,…

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How Important Is Your Sleep With Postpartum Depression

How Important Is Your Sleep With Postpartum Depression Life after baby is never the same as life before baby. If you are a new mother you already know how precious your sleep is to you. If you happen to be experiencing postpartum depression, your sleep health is even more important – for your well-being and for your newborn’s. So how…

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Can Men Get Postpartum Depression?

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression? Can men get postpartum depression? YES! Postpartum Depression isn’t a gender specific mental illness – it can and does affect both men and women.  Postpartum depression in dads is also known as Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPPD) / Paternal Postnatal Depression. After the birth of a child fathers are at risk of PPPD just like new…

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How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude My postpartum depression led me to a place of gratitude. One doesn’t often use the word gratitude in the same sentence as a mental illness such as postpartum depression. But that’s the place where surviving postpartum depression has led me to. I never thought something like this could happen to…

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