Postpartum Depression Treatment in Chula Vista
Most women experience postpartum depression after having a baby, and it is considered a normal part of early motherhood.
Life after having a baby can be overwhelming and the sudden change in your hormones may cause physical and/or emotional changes. If you are experiencing feelings such as sadness, exhaustion, or anxiety, contact Kamali OBGYN to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options available to get you feeling yourself again. Please call (619) 271-2700 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation at our OBGYN office in Chula Vista, CA.
What is Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum depression, or PPD, is a serious condition that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It’s often brought on by changes in hormone levels, but other issues can increase the chance of women getting postpartum including:
- Having a history of depression
- Poor support from your partner, friends or family
- Increased amount of stress in your life
- Having a sick or colicky baby
Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
Though the severity of symptoms depends on the woman, the most common symptoms of postpartum depression include:
- Feeling sad a majority of the time
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Loss of energy and motivation to do everyday tasks
- Drastic changes in appetite
- Showing little interest in your baby
Treating Postpartum Depression
Treating postpartum depression is similar to treating other kinds of depression. Talk therapy and medications are the most common treatment options, but there are also ways women experiencing postpartum depression can heal themselves.
Finding people to help with childcare, taking time for yourself and being honest with how much you can do in a day is important to enjoying the first few months of being a mother.
Schedule a Consultation for Postpartum Depression Treatment in Chula Vista
To speak with board-certified OBGYN Dr. Ray P. Kamali about the diagnosis and treatment of your postpartum depression, please call (619) 271-2700. It is important for you to schedule an appointment at our OBGYN office in Chula Vista to discuss your postpartum depression and how to get you feeling yourself again.