Signs of postpartum depression after having triplets

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for new mothers of triplets on the signs of postpartum depression and how the signs can be different after having triplets
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Signs of postpartum depression after having triplets

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There are some tale-tell signs of postpartum depression that you may need to tune into if you have triplets at home by yourself. It's a difficult situation because a lot of the postpartum symptoms are parallel to some of the feelings and emotions you may have when the babies first come home. It's a little bit isolating. You are overwhelmed. You don't get enough sleep. You don't have energy. You may get frustrated really fast. Keep in mind, postpartum depression isn't just about being sad. It's about not having any joy in the relationships you used to have with your spouse, with your kids, with your family. Know when to get help. Don't be afraid to ask for it because it is out there.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for new mothers of triplets on the signs of postpartum depression and how the signs can be different after having triplets

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's College and the University of Southern California. 
 
A leader in pelvic floor therapy for over 30 years, she now works at Synergie Physical Therapy in Los Angeles. Find out more at JulieGillespieDPT.com Her customized treatment plans can relieve a variety of urinary, bowel and sexual conditions including dyspareunia, coccydynia, testiculitis, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. With a specialty in identifying and treating pelvic floor disorders, Julie has worked with hundreds of patients throughout the Los Angeles area to achieve optimal core fitness.

Overall wellness is Julie’s goal for all patients, and Julie believes in an integrated approach to physical therapy. She supports a combination of therapeutic studio and pool exercises, manual trigger point release therapy, biofeedback, dilator therapy, postural stabilization, meditation, yoga, Pilates and behavioral retraining, all with the goal of relieving pain and improving each patient’s emotional, physical and sexual wellbeing. 

Julie works with women whose inner core has been detrimentally affected by the stages of menstruation, maternity, postpartum and menopause. She also treats women who have been subject to sexual trauma or assault, to help them regain sensitivity, strength and comfort. For women or men in rehabilitation and recovery from pelvic floor injuries or surgeries, Julie helps strengthen the inner core muscles that have been compromised.

Julie also works with athletes, developing treatment plans to manage the impact of up-training, down-training, and injury. She has helped countless elite athletes and cyclists with pelvic floor therapy for injury and repetitive use. 

Julie earned her Masters and Doctorate in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, and her Physical Therapy degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College. Julie has owned and/or managed several ob/gyn, continence and women’s healthcare groups in California, including the Women’s Health Program at USC.  

Julie has taught Women’s Health in the physical therapy programs at Mt. St. Mary’s College, Northridge and Loma Linda. In 2019, Julie was invited to Shenzhen, China to lecture on pelvic floor conditions and sexual dysfunctions. She has been recognized for her pelvic floor research with an award  from the American Physical Therapy Association.

On a personal note, Julie is the mother of triplets and two singletons, and enjoys hiking, running, skiing and quilting. She is the author of Magical Multiple Moments.

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