Many women experience sadness and weepiness postpartum. There are many reasons for this: hormonal changes, feeling overwhelmed, being thrown into a completely new experience, being responsible for another human, your own body changes, and so on.
Following the Aphrodite 40 Day Recharge will reduce your depression and risk of developing postpartum depression. Rest, stay at home, feed yourself well, nurse, bond with baby - doing so will greatly protect you from depression.
I feel super passionate about you resting and taking care of yourself. I experienced postpartum depression after my fourth child. I was trying to do everything: pull myself together, take kids to school and after school activities, cook, clean house, and entertain guest. It was stupid and cost me my mental health.
Baby blues are a temporary low emotional feeling that comes after all the dust of childbirth has settled. It typically passes without any intervention - you can “power” through it.
Postpartum depression is different.
Postpartum depression should be taken seriously. Professional help is recommended as well as enlisting as much domestic help as possible.
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.