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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

Escape from 5 Common Excuse Traps with Simple Strategies

Wouldn't it be nice if you woke up every morning with plenty of time, energy, stamina and confidence to tackle a kick-butt workout? Or, if you could stop into the gym on the way home from work, bag fully packed with workout gear, fueled from a he...  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

Depression & self hatred are bad right now.#IHateM
Updated 9/24/2016 9:30:36 PM

Depression & self hatred are bad right now.#IHateMyself #depression #pain...  Read more

For those who battle #depression, what do y'all do
Updated 9/24/2016 6:58:23 PM

For those who battle #depression, what do y'all do to feel better? I've been depressed (suicidal) since I was 5 years old. I've been doing so well the past few months, and I've just been blindsided by an intense episode. I'm safe, just struggling....  Read more

12 weeks postpartum today! Ready to get busy and
Updated 9/23/2016 6:36:24 AM

12 weeks postpartum today! Ready to get busy and healthy for my kiddos. Any other new moms out there? #friendfinder #firstpost...  Read more

Depression diet sabotage
Updated 9/23/2016 2:41:04 AM

I have type 2 diabetes and recently injured my shoulder and knee, making it hard to exercise. I've gained some of the weight I had lost back because of this, and now find myself battling comfort eating because I'm depressed from the weight gain and...  Read more

Anybody else fight with depression? I don't mean s
Updated 9/15/2016 10:49:20 AM

Anybody else fight with depression? I don't mean struggle. I mean fight tooth and nail to dig yourself out of a hole that you didn't create only to find yourself falling further and further down? These last couple of weeks have SUCKED....  Read more

Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Type 2 Diabetes and DepressionChronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, may cause more than physical problems. Dealing with a disease like type 2 diabetes means constantly being aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you live. And adjusting to...  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

Win the Battle of the 'Menopause Belly' Bulge

Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. One of the first changes many postmenopausal women notice i...  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