Help with postpartum depression

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Help with postpartum depression

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Once a mom recognizes that she may have symptoms of post partum depression, the most important thing is asking for help. I suffered from post partum depression after the birth of my second child. And the most important thing that I did was reach out and ask for help. It is important to talk to a spouse, your family and friends, a general practicioner, your OB. There are lots of web support for post partum depression. In terms of self-care, it is really important to get at least six hours of interrupted sleep and sometimes that means dad taking the baby or family or friends can help. It is important to be hydrated, 80 to 100 ounces of water a day. It is important to nibble protein every two hours to help control blood sugar. Taking omega 3s has been found to help prevent post partum depression and alleviate symptoms. Paying attention to yourself and how you are feeling are critical in the recovery from post partum depression.

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Sarah McCormick, MA, CLE

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After attending parenting groups as a mom with both her first and second child, she loved it so much, she decided that working with babies and parents was what she wanted to do for a living.  Sarah McCormick made a 180 degree career change, and enrolled at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena where Sarah obtained a Masters Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Infant and Toddler Development. Sarah is also a Certified Lactation Educator and a Perinatal Mood Disorders Specialist to better support the parents she works with.

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