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Is there a way to prevent post partum depression?

By Anonymous July 20, 2009 - 3:13pm
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Are there steps one can take before giving birth to prevent depression? Diet, vitamins, etc. Thanks

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Good Source of information provided by Alysia.

I recently read an article in TIME magazine called "Afterbirth: It's what's for dinner". I had heard about some mothers eating their placenta after birth to prevent PPD, but never even considered this for me. I am not suggesting that you try this, just a resource of what some use as a preventative measure.

Before clicking on the link, I must warn you-- there is a video and although you have to click play for it to start if you have a weak stomach you may not be interested in anything other than reading a humorous article by Joel Stein about his wife's "hippie ways".

I am glad Kristin's story on PPD is available and hope it is useful!

July 21, 2009 - 6:34am

Our own Kristin Davis shared her story about how she prevented PPD after the birth of her second child.

As far as diet, vitamins, etc., I wouldn't know. Perhaps Kristin's story will help point you in the right direction. If you suspect you may be a candidate for PPD, by all means speak to your doctor and, perhaps, a counselor, so that you and your family will be prepared, recognize the signs and know what to do to help you.

July 20, 2009 - 5:58pm
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