An overwhelming amount of research points to the benefits of a, 'Shared Decision-Making' process between you and your healthcare provider (me=)). True Shared Decision -Making is a bidirectional exchange between you and I and seeks to help you choose the best route forward. Your decision should be based on your values and desires as well be informed by all of the benefits, risks and costs that may come with that choice.
Remember, I'm here to hold space for you as you navigate this challenging time- not tell you what to do. Together, we will work through your challenges and you will lead the way when coming up with what treatment options you want to explore. You're always in the driver's seat, guiding your care.
Now, let's see how you're feeling and explore all of the treatment options available to help you with your symptoms.
Mild symptoms may include the following:
Even mild symptoms shouldn't go overlooked.
Let's explore some of the evidence based PMAD treatment options and come up with a plan to help you heal.
Moderate symptoms may include the following:
Moderate symptoms shouldn't go overlooked.
Let's explore some of the evidence based PMAD treatment options and come up with a plan to help you heal. Source: Adapted from MCPAP for Moms Adult Toolkit (2017).
Severe postpartum depression symptoms may include the following:
SEVERE SYMPTOMS NEED TREATMENT RIGHT AWAY.
*Contact 911 if you are experiencing severe symptoms that involve plans of harm to yourself or others.