Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

posted on October 19, 2023

According to the American Psychological Association one of nine women will experience postpartum depression.

What are the symptoms of Postpartum Depression? 

  • Loss of emotions or no feeling of emotions
  • Feeling empty
  • Feeling sad most or all the time
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Crying a lot
  • Having thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
  • Having memory issues
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Sleep issues; too much or too little
  • Not having interest in your baby

For more than two weeks after pregnancy. There is nothing to feel bad about if you are experiencing these symptoms, but it is very important to speak to a trusted person, your doctor, and a therapist. Speaking up for yourself can give you the support you need. A therapist can help you control your thoughts that are taking over and give you behavior techniques and coping skills to decrease or eliminate your feelings of Postpartum Depression.

At Innovative Direction we are happy to support mothers who need help! We even welcome babies in session for our moms so you can nurse or bottle feed; and not worry about childcare.

Please if you are feeling any of these symptoms, speak up. You deserve the help! Being a mom can be the greatest joy in life, but we as mothers know, it can be the hardest too. Seeking and having support is key!




Alyssa Warren is a licensed therapist and blogger.  If you like more information or make an appointment with Alyssa or another clinician at Innovative Direction  call or email today!

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