Bioidentical Progesterone for Postpartum Depression

October 18, 2023

Postpartum Depression: Prescription Drugs are Not the Answer

About 1 in 9 women in the US experience symptoms of postpartum depression.

Expectant mothers look forward to bonding with their baby. They anticipate welcoming a new life into their family and making many happy memories. However, this isn’t always the case. Feeling down and blue after the birth of a child is a heartbreaking experience, and unfortunately many moms experience postpartum depression.  If this sounds like you, please know that when searching for a solution, it’s important to be careful about the type of treatment you choose for help.

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression, also known as the baby blues, can occur after childbirth and causes a woman to feel sad, anxious, and tired, among many other symptoms.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Depressed moods
Anxiety
Panic attacks
Mood swings
Sadness
Irritability
Feeling overwhelmed
Excessive crying
Loss of energy or fatigue
Loss of concentration
Trouble sleeping
Loss of appetite
Lack of pleasure or interest in most or all activities
Difficulty bonding with your baby
Withdrawing from family and friends
Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
Thoughts of death or suicide

True Cause of Postpartum Depression

It’s important to understand what happens to your hormones after childbirth so that you can learn the importance of restoring your hormones back to normal.

During pregnancy, the placenta produces progesterone at higher levels than normal. Progesterone is known as the “feel good” hormone. How many times have you heard a woman say how great she felt while she was pregnant? That is why.

Upon the birth of the baby, the placenta is expelled resulting in an immediate drop in a woman’s progesterone levels. Meanwhile, estrogen levels remain high, creating a hormonal imbalance. Oftentimes, this imbalance in progesterone and estrogen, referred to as estrogen dominance, does not normalize after childbirth, and causes postpartum depression. The symptoms of estrogen dominance, or low progesterone, can be weight gain or mood-related symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Estrogen dominance can also lead to hypothyroidism, which causes fatigue.

Conventional Treatment

Conventional doctors typically prescribe antidepressants for postpartum depression, however women don’t have postpartum depression because they have an antidepressant deficiency. They do not solve the underlying cause of your depression. These drugs are addicting with many negative and dangerous side effects, including more depression, and suicidal and homicidal behavior. Remember, drugs are toxins that have to be detoxified by your liver, as well. Please do yourself a favor and get evaluated for hormone imbalance instead.

*Note: If you are currently taking an antidepressant, do NOT stop taking it abruptly. Please work closely with your doctor who can help you wean off of it slowly and safely.

Natural, Safe Solution: Bioidentical Progesterone

The good news is that there is a safe, natural solution. Since the drastic drop in progesterone causes the low moods of postpartum depression, it only makes sense to restore the body’s progesterone levels back to normal. Bioidentical progesterone is identical to the progesterone made by your body. By replacing what is missing and balancing your hormones, you can resolve your postpartum depression and feel like yourself again. More importantly, you can enjoy being with your child!

Are you experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression or hormone decline?

Take our symptom checker to help identify what symptoms you are experiencing and the possible underlying cause. If you experience any of the symptoms of postpartum depression, don’t ignore your feelings. Be sure to reach out for help and support, and know that there is a solution. You can get the right help and feel like yourself again.

Postpartum Health Podcast

Watch this podcast where Dr. Hotze discusses the common causes and symptoms of postpartum depression and other symptoms that can occur after childbirth. Learn the natural solutions he recommends for prevention and postpartum health.

NEW POSTPARTUM TREATMENT PROGRAM AT HOTZE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

Did you know that we now offer a 3-month Postpartum Treatment Program? If you are struggling with postpartum depression or any of the other symptoms of hormone decline and imbalance after childbirth, we can help. It’s time to get your joy back!

CONTACT US TODAY!

At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we are here to partner with you and help you get on a path of health and wellness naturally, so that you can live your best life! Contact our Wellness Consultants at 281-698-8698 for a complimentary consultation. It will be our privilege to serve you!

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Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.

 

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