Using Natural Progesterone to Alleviate Symptoms of PPD

Be sure to check out the brand I recommend: Progessence Plus by Young Living Essential Oils at https://www.youngliving.org/rs_ord_item_detail_popup.asp?ITEM_CODE=4640&IS_GUEST_SHOPPING_MODE=1&CC=US From http://www.mercola.com Natural progesterone cream, made from naturally-occurring plant steroids found in wild yam, can be useful for premenopausal challenges such as PMS and painful cramps, and may help prevent miscarriages. Be careful to avoid ALL synthetic … Continue reading

What is My Postpartum Plan?

A. I don’t have a postpartum plan B. I don’t need a postpartum plan C. I wish I knew! D. I’ve spent time considering my postpartum period Hopefully, by the time your baby comes you will have considered what will happen afterward! You are going to go from nine months of growing another human being … Continue reading

Superhero for Mothers: Krill Oil

Interesting new research provides even more support for antioxidants for pregnant women.  Antioxidant consumption during pregnancy is shown to be linked to lower rates of glucose intolerance and obesity.  And, it helps to combat inflammation, as well.  Read the full report here. One fantastic way to increase antioxidant consumption and provide many other health benefits for you and your … Continue reading

Can PPD Be Prevented with Supplements?

Given the need to develop treatments that are compatible with breastfeeding, the intake of dietary supplements of monoamine precursors in the early postpartum period would be a promising strategy to maintain a sufficient balance of monoamines during this time. This includes the administration of precursor supplements such as the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, which the body can convert into the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, respectively.
“Our results have the exciting potential for prevention for severe postpartum blues. This could have an impact on prevention and treatment of postpartum depression in the future”, says Julia Sacher, first author of the study.

Problem Prenatals…

According to http://www.soundformulas.com, there are 7 major problems with prenatal vitamins.  Poor Quality: Most prenatal vitamins contain poor quality, synthetic forms of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like an inferior form of B12 called Cyancobalamin (that’s harder on your liver) and the cheap, hard to absorb, Calcium Carbonate. Inadequate Potency: Most have inadequate potency (not enough … Continue reading

Possible Link Between Trans Fats and Mood

Individuals who ate a lot of polyunsaturated fats — a healthier type of fat that is found in olive oil, for example — had a lower risk of depression.

UPDATED Article by Dr. Dean Raffelock and Dr. Hyla Cass

Here is a link to a new version of An Integrative Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety Disorder (PPA) by Dean Raffelock, D.C., L. Ac, CCN, DACBN, DIBAK and Hyla Cass, M.D. Even if you have read the entire article, do yourself a favor and read this one.  Then … Continue reading