Treat Postpartum Depression

Discover the new advancement in medicine to relieve depression in women after childbirth

Whether you are a first-time mom or getting ready to give birth to your third child, you are all told the same thing – every pregnancy will be different; no pregnancy will be the same. This is very true when it comes to everything about pregnancy, from symptoms to delivery to even how you feel after childbirth. 

It is important to note that physical and emotional symptoms after delivering a baby are completely normal and are not a sign of weakness. Most new parents experience the “baby blues,” or a short period of sadness, anxiety, and fatigue after the birth of a child. If these feelings last longer than two weeks, a more serious mental health condition may have developed – postpartum depression. 

What is Postpartum Depression?

When the feeling of sadness lasts longer and increases, impacting your ability to function or making it hard to connect and care for your newborn baby or self, you may have developed postpartum depression. This is a serious mental health issue that is not talked about as widely as it should be. About 15% of women that give birth are diagnosed with postpartum depression.

It is important to remember postpartum depression is not your fault. Postpartum depression does not make you a bad or incapable mother. With the right treatment, medication, and therapy, any woman can overcome the disease.

What are the symptoms of Postpartum Depression?

  • Frequent or uncontrollable sadness or crying
  • Feeling exhausted but not able to sleep
  • Unexplainable irritability, anxiety, or anger
  • Sleeping too much
  • Feeling out of control
  • Unexplained aches, illnesses, or pains
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feeling the need to escape
  • Intrusive thoughts about hurting yourself or your baby

Zulresso Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Like any other mental health condition, with effective therapy, medication, and treatment plan, postpartum depression can be treated.

Zulresso is an IV treatment administered in a hospital that can reduce postpartum depression symptoms within 24 hours. Zulresso helps ease both emotional and physical symptoms of postpartum depression by reducing feelings of hopelessness, rage, anxiousness, or thoughts of harming oneself or one’s baby. Also, the treatment alleviates symptoms of body aches, pains, changes in appetite, and issues sleeping or oversleeping.

At Cabot Emergency Hospital, we specialize in exceptional and compassionate postpartum care. Moms should not have to suffer in silence. Our revolutionary Zulresso postpartum treatment program is available 24/7/365 to get you feeling better quicker. Our highly trained staff is here to help you every step of the way.

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