I had it.
I hated myself.
I had childish thoughts.
I wanted to disappear.
I thought I was ugly.
I believed I was worthless.
Things didn’t taste good.
I cried so much.
I doubted myself; I doubted everything.
Postpartum Depression is horrible. I had it for about two months and it started a couple of weeks after my pregnancy. Then, I turned to homeopathy, as I often do, by the request of my mother-in-law. I was too far in my depression and I was convinced it wouldn’t work. Logic told me it could have been PPD, but everything else told me I just sucked. As a new daughter-in-law often does, I acquiesced simply to appease my mother-in-law. I took a dose of Pulsatilla 30X that came in my Hyland’s Remedy Chest. I also took dose of Sepia 30X.
15 minutes later, my fog of self loathing lifted. Within an hour, my PPD was gone.
For a couple of weeks, I would start to feel a little down every few days, but I could catch myself and then I’d take another couple of doses right away and I stabilized again.
If you don’t have either of these remedies lying around, as I once discovered, there is Pulsatilla in the Hyland’s Calms Forte for Kids which most natural parenting moms have on hand ready to use at a moment’s notice. The Calms for Kids actually includes a few effective remedies for various symptoms of PPD. So, you could take a dose of that as well. Sepia just happened to match some of my symptoms and was an important remedy in my personal healing.
To find the perfect match for your symptoms, you can take a postpartum symptoms questionnaire on the ABC Homeopathy website that will match you with the most perfect remedy. Then, you can check the combination remedies, your Hyland’s Kid’s Kit or your Hyland’s Remedy Chest that you already have for your infant to see if they are in there before purchasing a brand new single remedy.
For soon to be mothers, I strongly recommend you have some of the common remedies available to you and that you bookmark this blog because of the links it includes. I also urge you to tell your spouse or partner to keep an eye out on your behavior and if it looks as though you are experiencing symptoms of PPD, that they assist you. I suggest prior to the birth of your child, that you show your partner where they can find this bookmarked page should they need it. When you are in the thick of PPD, it is nearly impossible to make a decision on your own, let alone seek out healing. It can sometimes come down to your partner needing to evaluate your symptoms, purchase the remedy, and then actually hand you your first dose of Calms for Kids.