Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Q&A

What is postpartum depression?


Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder that affects women after they give birth to a new baby. Most women experience what’s called the “baby blues” after having a baby, which causes feelings of sadness and emptiness that usually resolves within three to five days.

However, if you continue to feel sad and empty two or more weeks after giving birth, you may have postpartum depression. 

Though researchers are still investigating the underlying cause of postpartum depression, it’s theorized that the rapid fluctuation in hormone levels that occurs after giving birth may trigger the symptoms. 

What are postpartum depression symptoms?


Postpartum depression symptoms vary in type and severity. Common symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Depressed mood

  • Mood swings

  • Excessive crying

  • Difficulty bonding with your baby

  • Fear that you’re not a good mother

  • Loss of appetite

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Withdrawing from friends and family

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or baby

When left untreated, your postpartum depression symptoms may last months. elevate medical specializes in women’s mental wellness, and provides compassionate care for women suffering from postpartum depression. 

They work closely with you to help you find your inner self and dreams, build on them, and grow. 

How is postpartum depression diagnosed?


Elevate medical takes an integrative approach to mental wellness and conducts a comprehensive evaluation to find the root cause of your postpartum depression. 

Before diagnosing a psychiatric condition, elevate medical performs a comprehensive physical exam to rule out a medical cause. It may be determined that your symptoms are the result of an underlying medical cause. elevate medical clears away these rocks and weeds so that you may build from a level and fertile playing field. 

They also take the time to listen to your concerns, thoughts, and feelings. Who you are meant to be is within you, but may be buried. The women’s mental wellness experts at elevate medical will help you find it. 

How is postpartum depression treated?


The women’s mental wellness experts at elevate medical create personalized treatment plans for postpartum depression focused on the root cause of your symptoms. 

Your treatment plan may include a personalized therapy program. The mental wellness experts at elevate medical avoid prescribing medication when possible. 

When medications are prescribed, elevate medical provides detailed information about the prescription and how it benefits your mental wellness. Once you’ve reached a good place, elevate medical tapers and discontinues the prescription.  

You may feel a void inside you that is unbearable. Elevate medical will get you to that place where the emptiness and chaos are replaced with wholeness and serenity, helping your inner radiance shine through and bring calm and balance within.

Postpartum depression is common, but not a normal part of your new baby experience. To get the help you need, call elevate medical, or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation today.