Can Homeopathy Be the Answer to Postpartum Depression?

Pregnancy & Childbirth

For some women birth of a child not only brings joy but also crying spells, mood swings, anxiety, and insomnia. For few, these postpartum blues take a turn for the worse, when these women start experiencing depression which is usually referred as postpartum depression.

A woman’s hormones undergo significant change throughout the pregnancy, often resulting in hormonal imbalance post-pregnancy. To add to the misery, there is sudden drop in female sex hormones and thyroid hormones right after childbirth which further contributes to postpartum depression. According to a study a low level of anti anxiety hormone is linked to postpartum depression.
In a report on their findings in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that allopregnanolone holds potential for marking and treating postpartum depression. Research in the past had established a link between reduced levels of the hormone—a byproduct of the breakdown of progesterone —and anxiety and depressed mood.

This study established the fact that the women who are already diagnosed with mood disorders are more prone to postpartum depression.

Majority of women do not seek any kind of medical intervention for this condition fearing the side effects of antidepressant drugs on their baby. Women who extend their hand to get conventional medical aid, end up hurting their emotions even more. Wondering then, what can help these women embrace the joy of motherhood? Shouldn’t there be something in the time of hormonal upheaval which can truly correct the issue, not merely suppress the symptoms for them to later erupt as a volcano of physical complaints or mental agonies. I have been helping women dealing with emotional roller coaster before and after childbirth using gentle, effective, and non threatening homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy is very effective in treating postpartum depression by bringing your hormones in balance. I would like to share the story of one of my clients who suffered for more than six months because of postpartum depression. She was only 29 years old when she came to me with her 2 month old baby girl and husband. She was on verge of breaking down as she was under enormous stress and severe depression from last 6 weeks. She had lost all interest in her life. She didn’t want to take care of her baby. Her husband reported that she had crying episodes and she had stopped taking interest in any activities. She also agreed that she didn’t feel any affection towards her baby. She had lost her appetite and sleep. She responded very well to Sepia 200, however she needed few more remedies to come out of her depression completely.

Homeopathy does not offer one single remedy for a particular disease; it looks at your system wholistically. Homeopathy offers personalised medicine based on your unique individuality, your constitution, your perfect match with the remedy picture. It treats whatever is ailing you, be it be your hormones, your skin conditions, your viral or bacterial infections. You name it and these medicated little pillules will magically stimulate your system to rectify the condition which is bothering you.

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