Postpartum depression can be created through several different situations. Some of the most common include:
- birth trauma
- lack of support postpartum
- sleep deprivation
- trauma/sexual abuse history being triggered
- breastfeeding challenges
- anxiety disorders
Homeopathic remedies can support women and their babies as they move through low times in the first year after a birth. The following remedies can be used to alleviate feelings of depression but for your best bet connect with a homeopath and find your constitutional remedy.
Aconite 1M– if you are feeling anxious and experiencing panic attacks since a traumatic experience. This may have been a really fast birth, a birth in which you thought you or the baby might die or a birth that was extremely painful . Two pellets of Aconite 1M will quickly ground you, quiet feelings of panic and return you to the present.
Lack of Support Postpartum
A lack of support in the home or family can really take its toll on women. The combination of responsibility, sleep deprivation and the physical aspects of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming and create a feeling of depression and resentment. There is a homeopathic remedy called Sepia 200C that is useful in assisting women in this situation. The remedy provides hormonal support to assist your body in returning to normal as quickly as possible and helping you connect to things that provide energy. For example Sepia women do well with regular exercise and part time or full time work vs staying home all the time. The remedy will remind who you are and how you function best so that you can move through depression more easily.
Coffea 200C –Coffea is made from coffee. when you need this remedy you feel exhausted but unable to rest or to get to sleep. Women most frequently need it right after the birth. It is created from a feeling of great excitement, so much so that it creates insomnia. You feel wired and restless, like you can’t turn your mind off. This is also a great remedy to give to children when you are trying to put them to bed after a lot of excitement.
for more specific information on homeopathy, dosage and postpartum depression please visit my website and access my e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.