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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!

How Treatment for Postpartum Depression Benefits and When Should You Seek It

While everyone is celebrating the birth of your newborn, you feel disconnected and empty. And this is causing you to doubt your ability as a mother and is stressing you out. 

Well, here is the good news so you can ease out. This phase is temporary! It has nothing to do with you being an underserving mother but with the sudden chaos in the hormones. Giving birth to a child is not easy on the body and what you are suffering from is possible  Postpartum Depression.

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

The first step towards overcoming PPD is understanding the symptoms so your mind is at ease and your body can relax, which is essential for recovering from postpartum weakness. 

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

The hardest part of dealing with Postpartum Depression is recognizing its symptoms. A pang of persistent guilt eats you up for feeling the way you do or for not being an active parent to your child. 

Some of the underlying symptoms of Postpartum Depression are:

  • Feeling negative emotions like sadness, worthless 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:

  1. Anti-anxiety or Antidepressant medicines
  2. Psychotherapy (Cognitive behavioral therapy or talk therapy)
  3. Participation in Depression Support groups
  4. Combination of medicines and talk therapy for postpartum depression
  5. 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 is one of the most reliable and sought-after Postpartum Depression treatment in Missouri. We have 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. Who's who we recommend for Postpartum Depression:
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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