Wondering if you’re experiencing postpartum depression?
In this post and video, we’ll discuss the five signs that may show you may have Postpartum Depression, why this happens, and then the 5 things to check before taking anxiety medications.
What are the signs of Postpartum Depression?
- It typically begins 2-3 weeks after childbirth and lasts up to a year or longer
- There is a feeling of hopelessness
- no empathy or punctuations of happiness
- you may have anger, insomnia, and anxiety
- One key point, you may have suicidal thoughts for yourself or your child. **If you’re having these, please call the suicidal hotline.
Postpartum Depression Quiz
Watch this video to listen in on the 5 signs of Postpartum Depression
What do you check before taking medication?
Ask your doctor to check these 5 things first
Get checked for:
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Vitamin D levels
- Vitamin Bs especially B12
- Thyroid levels; you can go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid in a matter of months
- and Gut inflammation!
Is it Postpartum Depression or The Baby Blues?
Watch this video as I describe my experience and how to decide if you need to reach out for help.
If you’re struggling, know there is hope. Even if you need medication for a bit, start with vitamins, minerals, a good diet, and nourishing self-care techniques to begin your healing.