Have you recently given birth and believe you may be experiencing postpartum depression (PDS), look into Alternativ Total Wellness for our Ketamine Treatments for Post Partum Depression in South Jersey. Research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that “one in nine women experience PDS. Ketamine treatment is a safe way to help if you are noticing your moods shifting following the birth of your baby and if you are either not breastfeeding or would like to “pump-and-dump” for only short periods of time.
What is Postpartum Depression?
After giving birth, it is common for a woman to experience mood swings. These feelings are commonly referred to as the “baby blues.” Postpartum depression differs because these feelings last longer, are more intense and may cause a mother to feel like she may not be able to handle day-to-day activities.
Unlike the “baby blues” that go away after a few weeks, postpartum depression typically needs treatment by a medical professional.
Women who experience this condition may have symptoms before giving birth or up to one year following. Under some circumstances, mothers who develop postpartum depression already had a depression diagnosis before or throughout their pregnancy.
How Does Ketamine Help Postpartum Depression?
Commonly, new mothers with a diagnosis of postpartum depression will be prescribed SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). However, these medications might take several weeks to months to work. Women with severe postpartum depression may need relief much sooner, particularly if they have the added stress of juggling the pressures of caring for a newborn.
Additionally, the length of time that traditional antidepressants must be prescribed will, most likely, demand that the mother stop breastfeeding or risk possible negative effects of the medication on their newborns. Ketamine infusion therapy is a safe and innovative treatment for women suffering from postpartum depression.
Ketamine When Breastfeeding
At this point in time, there has not been substantial research regarding the safety of ketamine therapy while breastfeeding, because of this the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend that a mother breastfeeds while undergoing Ketamine therapy.
We recommend pumping prior to the therapy, abstaining feedings for two days after the treatment by pumping-and-dumping, then continuing with regular feedings from the third day post-Ketamine treatments to be safe. We also recommend consulting with your personal healthcare provider prior to the therapy treatment.
Ketamine Treatments for Post Partum Depression In South Jersey
At Alternativ Total Wellness, we are dedicated to helping mothers suffering from postpartum depression. Ketamine for postpartum depression is administered via IV. The speed at which Ketamine works to help alleviate symptoms is particularly useful for women who are suffering from postpartum depression. When you visit our caring and relaxing Center, we will discuss your symptoms and determine a personalized treatment plan that will work best for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation.