Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 2 of 2

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, specializing in preconception and prenatal care   Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part II: How to Prevent It   Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of childbirth, exceeding gestational diabetes and preterm birth. There are numerous known psychological and risk factors for PPD, including life stressors, lack of support and depression. In our previous […]

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 1 of 2

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, specializing in preconception and prenatal care   Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part I: Contributing Factors   It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression(PPD). What’s the difference between PPD and the ‘normal’ fatigue and brain fog experienced by new moms? PPD usually lasts longer and is more debilitating than the common fatigue of a […]

Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis is a very serious mental illness that usually starts in the days or weeks after birth. You may not be able to look after yourself or your baby very well. There are many different symptoms, which include: feeling severely depressed being manic – excessively energetic and talkative quick changes of mood feeling very […]

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression needs to be spoken about more Following the news of Anthony Bourdain’s tragic suicide last week, more celebrities are bringing light to mental health issues. In reaction to the news, actress Chrissy Teigen tweeted this about her experience with postpartum depression.   “It really can be a lonely hole… I was just so […]