5 Ways to cope with postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression can begin as early as the weeks after pregnancy or even before. Understanding the difference between clinical depression and the normal stress and exhaustion of new parenthood can help determine if you are suffering from postpartum depression.

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1. Seek help- Talk therapy also known as counseling with a therapist or a group of other women.

2. Antidepressants- They can balance the brain chemicals that regulate your mood. Your therapist can prescribe these if needed.

3. Be good to yourself- Make sure your basic needs are meet. By trying to sleep, eating and not feeling guilty. Pamper yourself

4. Ask for support – Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Being a good mother is knowing when you need help and asking for help. Let your partner, family or close friends help.

5. Share your feelings- Communicate with your partner, family or close friends. Join other Mothers’ or Postpartum depression support group.

I just had a baby 8 weeks ago and thought I was suffering from Postpartum depression luckily for me it was only stress and exhaustion. So if you feel something is wrong please seek help and let someone know.