Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression

By on April 14, 2010

Depression frequently affects women who are pregnant or who have just given birth.

The National Women’s Health Information Center offers these suggestions to help new moms cope with postpartum depression:

  • Try to sleep or rest as much as possible.
  • Don’t push yourself to be perfect or to do more than is possible.
  • Ask for help from loved ones.
  • Make time for yourself, away from being a mom.
  • Talk to your partner and loved ones about what you’re dealing with.
  • Get together with other moms to find out what they went through and how they dealt with it.
  • Join a support group for new mothers.
  • Avoid making significant life changes while you’re pregnant or just after pregnancy.
  • Talk to your doctor about whether you may need medication or psychological therapy.

Source: HealthDay

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