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Postpartum Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Postpartum Depression.

Types of Depression & Available Treatments

Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif...  Read more

What to Eat to Ban a Bad Mood

Have you ever noticed that you have a little more pep in your step after eating certain foods--and that other foods can leave you feeling mentally and physically awful? You're not imagining things; as it turns out, all food is not created equal w...  Read more

Rebuilding Your Core after Pregnancy

A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even...  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

Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby

That new bundle of joy can make dramatic changes in your life. The vast majority of changes are worth it, but some make it hard to keep up with the important things like regular exercise and adequate sleep. You're not alone. Just about...  Read more

Depression
Updated 4/14/2014 11:16:27 PM

Lately I've been feeling really down and not caring what/how much I eat. I've gained 5 pounds in two weeks. My Grama is 100 years old (I am her primary caregiver) and my Mom is very sick recovering from surgery and have massive chemotherapy (we all...  Read more

Frustration = no motivation + depression
Updated 3/12/2014 1:13:43 AM

I am struggling to get motivated this time around. I know some of it is depression because I've got this weight to lose and because my recent efforts haven't worked. I have a gym membership but see all the thin people and that makes me feel worse ab...  Read more

Derailed by stress and depression
Updated 3/3/2014 4:13:22 PM

I am feeling quite demoralized today, been having small binges with chips and cookies the last few days and stepped on the scale and I am now up 4 pounds! Work and life situations have been very stressful and I fear depression is creeping up on me....  Read more

Depression
Updated 1/29/2014 8:23:53 AM

I am having a hard time crawling out of depression. I seem to sleep most of the day. Any advice?...  Read more

Anxiety, Depression, and Weight Loss.
Updated 1/22/2014 7:19:35 AM

Hello, my name is Brittany. I am a 21 year old Canadian who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was 14 years old. I have always been insecure with my body image and use to cope with my anxiety and depression in unhealthy ways. For...  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