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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression (PPD) can occurs in the year following the birth of a child. PPD can rapidly fluctuate moods. After the birth of a child, a woman’s body physically change dramatically including severe drops in hormone levels, changes in blood pressure, blood volume and metabolism. All of these contribute to feelings of depression.

Other contributing factors to the causes of PPD may include the following:

  1. Difficulty adjusting to a new lifestyle
  2. Changes of the family dynamics (assignment of new responsibilities)
  3. Lack of sleep and exhaustion
  4. Tearfulness and or irritability
  5. Anxiety over caring for a newborn
  6. Difficulty bonding with the baby
  7. Difficulty breastfeeding
  8. Financial concerns
  9. Lack of support from others


PPD can be a combination of several different complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For one client, it may include medication, nutritional changes, exercise, and/or mental health therapy. For another client, it may include taking supplements/vitamins, practicing mindfulness, or spending lots of time outdoors in nature.

If you think you may suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above, let’s work together to discuss your treatment options.