The best postpartum depression treatment includes avoiding full length mirrors for at least 6 months. After that baby comes out, postpartum depression can easily happen once you look in the mirror. Give yourself a break if you aren’t looking fabulous just yet. Remember your midsection has been expanding for almost a year so give yourself a year to get back into shape. What?! Yes, stop looking in a full length mirror – that’s the worst postpartum depression treatment! Instead, love your child one day at a time and ask for help and advice from other moms who have been there. Find other moms to talk to for verbal support if not physical help.

While avoiding full length mirrors, a wonderful postpartum depression treatment makes careful attention to your diet and rest. After delivery, your body is depleted of nutrients. Your hormone levels (estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol) fall dramatically within 48 hours after delivery. If before delivery you have been experiencing conflict in your marriage, loss of employment, or poor social support from your friends and family, this also can bring on postpartum depression. You need all the help you can get.

So, what do you do?

Pay attention to your diet making sure to boost your serotonin levels and more fish to get your good fatty acids for your brain (or take supplements).

Secondly, get some rest. How in the world do you do that with a newborn? Ask family and friends for help! Don’t be afraid to! Arrange them to bring hot meals by. Be bold. If you are not near any good friends or family, call up your local church or community support network.

Again, avoid all full length mirrors for the first 6 months. There’s no point in looking below the neck.

Don’t give up! You’ve just been through a marathon. Your body and your mindset will come around. Avoid TV which usually brings bad news. Instead surround yourself with happy stuff like happy music or humorous books.

A fabulous book to read in your postpartum depression treatment is: “Girlfriends Guide To Surviving The First Year Of Motherhood” by Vicki Iovine. Look for it on Amazon. Vicki's humour is a treat.

And I'm always online to offer you a good dose of encouragement and guidance.

Author's Bio: 

Merri Ellen is a former depression sufferer and mother of 2, wife of 1 hubby, owner of 1 cat. She’s beaten it (depression, not the cat) and is on a mission to share the research she spent hours compiling to help others be in the know of what depression really is and how to really treat it. Enjoy her encouraging e-course. For more postpartum depression help, Click here for Merri Ellen’s tips…