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Postpartum Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Postpartum Depression.

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Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby

Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months. When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl...  Read more

6 Exercises to Rebuild Your Core after Pregnancy

After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account. Some postpartum women may notic...  Read more

Considering Pregnancy?

Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things...  Read more

A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Depression

It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople...  Read more

Depression and Weight Gain
Updated 11/14/2014 5:21:59 PM

I started out great, lost 10 pounds, got my A1C down to 7.9 from 9.8 and then for some reason my major depressive disorder came out to haunt me. I take meds to help but sometimes itís just too much. Needless to say, Iím up 14 pounds and my A1C is...  Read more

eating due to loneliness and depression
Updated 11/13/2014 10:07:35 AM

I think I HAVE BEEN EATING to beat my emtpiness about being a new mom and having limited support. Any suggestions to strategies to stop ?...  Read more

Depression hit me hard.I came out of it but the we
Updated 11/1/2014 6:32:13 PM

Depression hit me hard.I came out of it but the weight gain remaind.starting all hard job again.with all meditation and tai chi I'm doing don't have time for exercise though. Not enough hours a day.Just wonder if tai chi qualified for work out ?...  Read more

Motivated to fight depression and lose weight
Updated 10/28/2014 10:53:53 AM

I am 35, recovering from depression after battling infertility issues and losing my husband 3 days after a miscarriage. I have always been passionate about wellness and health in general. I love to exercise and eat healthy. I gained 10 lbs in the pas...  Read more

Depression. Im suffering bad and cant seem to stop
Updated 10/14/2014 10:41:16 PM

Depression. Im suffering bad and cant seem to stop eating! I feel so blah and energyless that I just cant do anything. Does anyone have any advice?...  Read more

Depressed.....Drink Water

Depression occurs without adequate amounts of water your brain can't produce enough seratonin...  Read more

Processed Foods May Cause Depression

Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado...  Read more

Dealing with Depression

Welcome! This is a space for anyone dealing with depression to support each other as we eat right, exercise, lose weight, and find ways to manage our depression. ...  Read more

NEW Series: Menopause Health and Fitness 101

Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the first in a series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. Welcome to Menopause Health and Fitness 10...  Read more

'Tis the Season to Battle the Holiday Blues

The holiday season is in full swing now!  Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis.  Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ...  Read more

Starting, Postpartum Depression, etc.

Well, today is day two of changing my diet and activity levels. I ran yesterday for the first time in over a month. Ouch! My whole body hurts. But it is a good hurt and I slept like a log last night. My post-partum depression is really kicki...  Read more

My postpartum Depression....

Today was the day I got my official diagnosis. 40Today He also went over a couple issues the therapist wrote down. After that he gave me a prescription for ******* and an appointment to see him in month. After that I went to Liliana and she gave m...  Read more