If you are suffering from postpartum depression, it is important to seek help and avoid certain things. This article will outline some of the things you should avoid if you have postpartum depression. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and each person’s situation may be different. If you are struggling, please talk to your doctor or mental health professional. Avoiding these things can help make the healing process easier for you.
1. Unsupportive people
The best thing you can do for your health is to surround yourself with supportive people. When we feel like our illness isn’t supported, it becomes much more difficult and sometimes impossible to find hope in what seems like an endless storm of negative emotions that wash over us daily or even hourly depending on how bad things are getting (and no one wants this!).
The best thing you can do for yourself while healing from an illness is to surround yourself with supportive people. It may be difficult at first, but it will make a huge difference in your life as well as theirs!
When you talk about your feelings with others, it can help shift the mood. Researchers discovered that new mothers had lower levels of depression after regularly speaking to experienced moms who had previously experienced PPD-and this reduction carried over four weeks or eight weeks postpartum!
2. Acting like you’re a Doctor
Unless you are a doctor, it is not your place to diagnose yourself. If the thought of having baby blues makes sense but there’s something more about their mood or anxiety levels then seek out medical professionals who can help them determine what might be going on with these problems instead! And never stop taking medication without discussing this decision first- doing so could cause more harm than good in some cases.
3. An overloaded schedule
When you are overscheduled, it is difficult to heal. You need time off from the grind of life and responsibilities so that your body can rest properly in order for optimal healthiness – don’t feel guilty about taking care or yourself! We have a tendency to overschedule our lives and this leads us to stress. It’s important that we take time for ourselves, and prioritize what is most needed in life rather than trying to do it all at once so there are no mistakes or regrets later down the road when one thing falls through because you had too much going on already!
4. Negative thoughts
We all experience negative thoughts from time to time, but it’s important not to let them get the best of you. The negative thoughts that many people with postpartum depression experience are often referred to as “thought monkeys.” These thoughtless Beliefs can be seen in our minds just like they’re sitting on their shoulders, whispering into our ears and making fun of us for believing these things about ourselves when we don’t even know why!
5. Staying cooped up
It’s easy to feel like exercise is not important when you have a new baby. The truth of the matter? Your body needs it more than ever before! Not only will getting some fresh air and moving around keep mommy feeling good, but she’ll also be helping her health stay on track for this little one who deserves all our attention too.
Researchers in Australia explains that exercise may have an antidepressant effect on women with PPD. In particular, walking with your baby in a stroller might be the perfect way to get some steps and breathe fresh air!
The 2009 recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicate that women should engage in 30 minutes worth of physical activity most days of the week.
We can help!
Motherhood can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to leave you feeling defeated. The team at BOLD Health in San Diego understands this better than anyone else and will provide all of the tools necessary for mothers who are suffering from postpartum depression so that hope becomes an achievable goal!
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