Postpartum depression occurs when a new mother experiences fatigue, restlessness, anxiety and feelings of worthlessness following childbirth. In 50 to 80 percent of new mothers, it is common to experience the baby blues, a short-term condition characterized by mood swings, difficulty sleeping and/or eating, and mild depression. However, women with postpartum depression wrestle with feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, guilt and depression. This condition also causes drops in energy and motivation, unexplained weight loss or gain, difficulty sleeping, and in some mothers, concern over hurting herself or her baby.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Postpartum Depression.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating postpartum depression. For a complete list from our store with more details see our postpartum depression formula section.
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