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Postpartum Depression

Becoming a parent is one of the most overwhelming roles you will ever take on.

We'll work together to overcome postpartum depression so you can fully enjoy your little one!

We know you feel like you're drowning. Sleepless nights, constant feedings, and utter exhaustion. Once you throw depression on top of all of that it feels like an impossible feat!

The benefits of treatment for postpartum depression can be life-changing, and knowing when to seek it out is key

Good news - this is just a phase and has nothing to do with you not being a good mother. It's because of the chaotic hormonal shifts your body has undergone due to giving birth. Postpartum Depression is common, so you're not alone.

Postpartum Depression is among the several symptoms a woman feels after giving birth. If it makes you feel any better, approximately 1 in 7 women in the United States is prone to PPD after delivery. And it is normal to experience these emotions. But when it lingers for more than a few days or weeks, it's time to seek therapy for Postpartum Depression

Achieving a full recovery from postpartum weakness begins with being mindful of the signs of PPD and developing a sense of security. Once that has been accomplished, the body will naturally be in a position to restore itself.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Dealing with postpartum depression can be one of the most challenging experiences a new mother can face. While every mother's journey with postpartum depression is different, one of the hardest parts of dealing with this condition is the constant sense of guilt and shame that many women feel. Mothers often feel like they are supposed to be able to handle everything on their own and the inability to do so can be overwhelming. This shame and guilt can prevent women from seeking the help they need and only perpetuate the cycle of depression. It takes a lot of courage for a new mother to ask for help and break free from this cycle. However, with support from loved ones and proper treatment, women can find their way back to the joys of motherhood.

Some of the underlying symptoms of Postpartum Depression are:

  • Feeling negative emotions like sadness, worthlessness and guilty
  • Worrying about everything and feeling on edge
  • Disinterest in the things that used to excite you, like hobbies, etc.
  • Losing your appetite and energy 
  • Lack of motivation to get up every day 
  • Feeling disconnected from your newborn and not wanting to caress or feed
  • Being anxious around your baby and panicking now and then
  • Crying excessively without any reason and constant pessimistic thoughts

From panic attacks to feeling detached from your child, Postpartum Depression is no joke! The symptoms may start to reflect within the first 2 to 3 days after delivery and may last for two weeks. However, if these last for more than two weeks, then it's time for you to talk to loved ones and seek professional help.

Don't let your PPD take away your special moment! Your newborn needs you to be the mother you have always aspired to be. So, before all the symptoms run amok, take the next step of seeking professional help right away! 

Treatment and Therapy for Postpartum Depression 

Postpartum Depression symptoms are managed differently in different patients depending on the type and severity of the case. From talk therapy to antidepressant medications, some of the treatments for Postpartum Depression are as follows:

  • Anti-anxiety or Antidepressant medicines
  • Psychotherapy (Cognitive behavioral therapy or talk therapy)
  • Participation in Depression Support groups
  • Combination of medicines and talk therapy for postpartum depression
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (for severe cases where other treatments don't work)

All the treatment options are subject to change with the patient's present and history of depression. So, ensure you consult a professional therapist. 

How Does Postpartum Depression Treatment Work?

Brave has been helping mothers fight PPD in a hassle-free manner for years now. All the therapists at Brave are compassionate and experienced in dealing with all types of PPD patients. 

We understand that it's difficult for a new mother like you to spare time and take therapy for PPD. So we ensure we provide flexible sessions and offer you a comfortable space to vent and heal. Rest assured, you can count on us for a discreet and confidential healing process!

Our therapy ranges from one-to-one counseling and medications to combining both, depending on the case. 

We believe in helping all mothers fighting PPD can recover quickly with our time-tested therapies and advanced methodologies! So let us help you deal with your issues, not just for yourself but for your child. 

All you have to do is visit our website and fill out an online consultation request form. Next, our team will contact you within 24 hours and help you with all your queries. They ensure you find navigating the whole process super easy.  

Lastly, this is a special moment in your life. So savor it and know that this phase will pass. Talk to your loved ones! They will understand. 

And look around! You have your loved ones stoked with the arrival of your baby, who is safe, loved, and cared for while you recover. Take it easy, and let's talk!

What comes next?
First, let's match you with a therapist or counselor. Here's who we recommend for Postpartum Depression:

Aisha

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Meet Aisha

Amanda

Psychiatrist
Meet Amanda

Elizabeth

Owner & Founder of Brave Therapist and ADHD Coach
Meet Elizabeth
Second, schedule a consultation.
After you've matched with a therapist, we recommend you reach out by requesting to schedule a consultation. This helps us learn more about you, and how we can do our best to help.
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