Amidst the rush, excitement, anxiety, and life-changing emotions that a new baby brings to the family, sometimes an unwanted side effect creeps into the mix…postpartum depression. If you’re suffering from treatment-resistant postpartum depression, ketamine may be the solution you’re looking for. It acts faster, better, and more effective than most other antidepressants on the market. This can be life-changing for mothers searching for relief.

Postpartum doesn’t have to be forever. Read below to see how ketamine treatments may help you!

What is Postpartum?

While most mothers are familiar with the “baby blues” that happens after childbirth, mood-swings, anxiety, irritability, loss of interest in previously-enjoyed activities, crying, loss of appetite, and unusual sadness can be all be symptoms of a more serious complication: postpartum depression. While not often talked about, postpartum is more common than most people realize. According to Cleveland Clinic, “As many as 50 to 75% of new mothers experience…the “baby blues” after delivery. Up to 15% of these women will develop…postpartum depression.”

Postpartum depression not only burdens the mental health of the mother, but often makes it difficult for the mother to bond with her new child. The effects of postpartum are frequent episodes of seemingly random and often lengthy instances of crying, anxiety, sadness, guilt, and other emotions that make adjusting to life with a new baby more challenging. Postpartum can last from multiple weeks up until a year. Taking medication, seeking therapy, and getting support are effective in combatting postpartum, although often take time.

What Causes Postpartum Depression?

While postpartum depression can be triggered by either physical, hormonal, situational, social, chemical, emotional, or all of the above triggers, the symptoms are all consistent with that of depression. 

While there isn’t one certain thing that causes postpartum depression, history of depression, genetic depression, family history of postpartum, and the mother’s overall outlook on pregnancy, childbirth, and children can all contribute to the likelihood of developing postpartum depression.

Ketamine for Postpartum Depression

Can Ketamine Help With Postpartum Depression?

Ketamine infusion therapy can help mothers who suffer from postpartum depression by providing immediate treatment. Up to 70% of patients who participate in Ketamine infusion treatments report relief from postpartum depression and anxiety after even just the first treatment. 

Ketamine treatment appointments range from 20 minutes to an hour and involve receiving Ketamine through IV. Ketamine is a hallucinogenic, anesthetic drug that literally “rewires” mental synapses to help withstand stress and relieve mental health difficulties. The patient is always under the care of a certified, trained physician that prioritizes safety, comfort, and a personalized, effective treatment unique for you and your needs.

What Makes Ketamine Treatments Different?

Since Ketamine has hallucinogenic properties in taking over key brain receptor sites, when properly administered it almost instantly gives relief to chronic pain and symptoms of depression. That means it works faster, better, and more significantly in most patients than almost any other antidepressant. For postpartum mothers, this can be a revolutionary treatment that can bring meaningful change to her and her growing family.

Is Ketamine Right For Me?

Talk to your doctor about whether a Ketamine treatment would be right for you, and schedule a free consolation with one of our doctors. Postpartum depression doesn’t have to come in the way of you and your family for much longer — and we want to help you on that path. 

Start your revolutionary journey today with us! Your mental health and happiness is our priority.

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Phone consultations only take about 15 minutes with a doctor from Virginia Infusion Therapies. Learn more about how ketamine solves for 70% of depression patients and can solve for you.