Treating Postpartum Depression with Herbal Medicine
For many of us mamas, postpartum depression is real and powerful, and we seek any way to ease the symptoms. An urbanMama recently emailed with some success she had with herbal medicines and wanted to share the experience:
I recently had a bout with postpartum depression and most of the information/advice I recieved pointed me in the direction of pharmaceutical antidepressants. I haven't taken pharmaceuticals in years and was not going to start then, while I was (sucessfully) breastfeeding a newborn...so I looked into flower essences and other herbal medicine. These worked so well that I wanted to share my success story with other mamas and see if there are any other mamas out there that have tried these over the pharmies...perhaps this is a discussion group in the making!