This article will prove to be a goldmine for many sufferers of postpartum depression who have wanted an alternative to anti-depressants.
It seems obvious that homebirth moms would experience a lower rate of postpartum depression than women with institutional births. Michelle Bland shares her research in this article, which showed that the participants in the homebirth group had the lowest rates of depression, felt the most control over their birth experiences and were the most satisfied.
With the birth of my daughter nine years ago, my family seemed complete. Her birth was an event filled with a joy I never could have anticipated. Several months after delivery, however, and seemingly without warning, fulfillment turned to confusion, withdrawal and hopelessness. Read more…. What Midwives Need to Know about Postpartum Depression