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.

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The MOTHERS Act Will Address These Needs- Proof That PPD Exists

Some critics of The MOTHERS Act like to claim that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are ‘made up’ in order to convince women they need to use psychiatric medications.  Yes, this is ridiculous, but I thought I’d post this lab report of a woman who obviouly needed treatment.  The treatment that helped her happened to … Continue reading

Balancing Act: Postpartum Support International and The MOTHERS Act

by Cheryl Jazzar, MHR WellPostpartum Weblog (www.wellpostpartum.com) – Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Many people have become frustrated by the lack of support for women.  Women have every right to internalize feelings of being underserved, overlooked and unsteady.  Motherhood as an institution has consistently been undervalued and minimized.  Being a mother today, and throughout history, … Continue reading

The Birth of Excellent Prenatal Vitamins

I asked my husband [a doctor] why some women were so tired after childbirth. Why do they get depressed? Why can’t they sleep? Had he heard this before?

“Everyday, he said. All the time.”