90 Percent of Postpartum Depression is Preventative
“Doctors who treat postpartum depression usually divide it into two types: nonmelancholic and melancholic. Nonmelancholic depression is more common, accounting for 90 percent of all cases. Symptoms come on gradually but typically emerge in the first four weeks after birth. This kind of postnatal depression is thought to be related to a reaction to stress rather than a biochemical imbalance.
Melancholic depression occurs in the remaining 10 percent of cases. It tends to be more serious with a deeper and more pervasive depression that the mother is unaware of” Dr. Oscar Serrallach
This is testament to why I believe 90% of Postpartum Depression is preventative. And so with this being said, I really am not a fan of the new FDA approved Drug to treat Postpartum Depression.
Having a resource like me can help you prevent PPD. I help women prep for Postpartum aka the Fourth Trimester.
I offer 1:1 Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga and if you aren’t a “yogi” at heart, I also offer education + strategies to prevent Postpartum Depression. I encourage you to learn about the Postpartum Period/ The Fourth Trimester while you are in your second trimester week 14-27 of gestational age. Email me for deets.