"Postpartum depression (PPD) is temporary depression related to pregnancy and childbirth. It comes in two forms: early onset, commonly referred to as the "baby blues," and late onset. The early-onset type is mild and may affect as many as 80% of women after they deliver. It starts after delivery and usually resolves within a couple of weeks without medical treatment. The later-onset form is what most people think of as postpartum depression. This more severe form is usually recognized several weeks after delivery. Overall it affects about 10%-16% of women.
Mommy Meditations is a powerful resource designed specifically for new mothers to provide the relaxing and healing benefits of meditation. It is not a cure for pregnancy-related mood disorders, nor is it a substitute for medical and / or psychological consultation, but it may help a new mommy recognize feelings that may not yet be clear. It can also be a beneficial addition to a therapeutic program overseen by a doctor or therapist.
"Having a mental illness is not a measure of your worth, social status, race or religion. Getting treatment is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and bravery."
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