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 From 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

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.

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.

Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Risks, and the Nutrition Link—A Literature Review

Research on the relationship between nutrition and brain function is remarkably large and reaches back almost 90 years.

WellPostpartum E-News!

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Exciting NEW Product Just for Moms!

Extra Oils ™ is a unique, double concentrated fish oil specially formulated to provide pregnant and postpartum mothers who may have excessive sadness, changeable moods, “brain fog”, and especially dry skin, hair and nails, a bigger boost of DHA and EPA oils.