Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues(Symptoms, Treatment, and Support for New Mothers)

This website is very helpful for women that are clueless in postpartum depression, and baby blues. It explains the differences between postpartum depression and baby blues. This website also explains the symptoms, treatments/ solutions, and support for new mothers. Throughout the article it provides women with advise on how to decrease  postpartum depression and how to reduce stress. Great examples of this would be; If you don’t have a babysitter or someone to take care of the baby so you can take a walk, then take your baby on the stroller and take at least a 15 minute walk in the sun. According to Help Guide (2015) it is important to get at least 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine per day, the reason for this is because, apparently sunlight lightens your mood. It is important to get back into doing exercise and for those women who never did exercise before having the baby; exercise everyday at least 15 – 30 minutes is needed to feel better about yourself and. Exercising creates energy and releases stress. This also gives women there space to do something by themselves. According to Help Guide (2015) exercise can be replaced for medication to treat depression.

Women with postpartum depression should not keep their feelings to themselves. Women should use friends and family to relieve their feelings and thoughts. According to Help Guide (2015) women should express the good, the bad, and the ugly to friends and family while being present in the same room (face to face).

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/postpartum-depression-and-the-baby-blues.htm

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