3. What Can Be Done?

First, motherhood is hard! And becoming a mom is such a big change! There are ways to deal with postpartum depression that can help you get back on your feet:

- ensure you are getting enough sleep

- eat nutritious meals

- find supportive people to be around

- take a break from baby from time to time

- lifestyle changes such as exercise, yoga, and meditation can also be helpful.

It is also very important to talk to your doctor.

She can refer you to someone, such as a therapist, who you can start seeing if you need a little more help. Talk therapy is a found to be a helpful treatment tool for women who are dealing with postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue that should be taken seriously. Mental health can hold a lot of stigma, but it’s important to have these conversations so we can be healthy and our children can be, too. You've got to take care of yourself if you want to do a good job of caring for your baby. See your doctor if you think you might be suffering from postpartum depression.

Explore more ...