Postnatal and Baby Yoga for Postpartum Depression

"Baby Blues” or Postpartum Depression?

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What’s the difference and what can you do? Try Baby and Me Yoga. Here’s why:

The baby blues are characterized by irritability, sadness, and trouble sleeping, not uncommon for any new parent. The baby blues usually start within the first few days after delivery and last up to two weeks. They don’t require treatment.

Postpartum depression is more intense and may complicate a mother’s ability to care for her child. PPD usually starts soon after having a baby, but it can develop up to a year after giving birth. It requires treatment. Now, there’s pill to help those with the most pressing and persevering symptoms.

Yoga helps in either case because you are not alone. There are specific postures that build your strength and confidence, a caring community creating connections with other mothers and parents, and proven practices that help reduce anxiety and calm baby.

  • An estimated 500,000 US women each year suffer from postpartum depression, which can account for up to 20% of postpartum deaths.
  • About 1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression.

If you or someone who know is struggling, here's the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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