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Postpartum Depression

IV Therapy & Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Spring, TX

Postpartum Depression services offered in Spring, TX

Postpartum depression affects one in seven women in the United States. If you’re not able to bond with your baby because of extreme sadness, fatigue, or other symptoms of postpartum depression, you can find help at Rejuvenate IV Therapy. Katherine Go, CRNA, specializes in ketamine infusion therapy to rapidly relieve symptoms of postpartum depression, so you can enjoy life with your newborn. Call the office in The Woodlands or Spring, Texas, to find out if ketamine infusions are a treatment option for your postpartum depression symptoms, or book an appointment online today.

Postpartum Depression Q&A

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is more than just the “baby blues.” The condition is a severe, long-lasting form of depression that affects moms after childbirth.

The underlying cause of postpartum depression isn’t well understood, but there are some known contributing factors, including:

Emotional health issues

After the birth of a baby, moms can feel overwhelmed and suffer from sleep deprivation. There may also be an increase in anxiety and a loss of control while caring for a newborn.

Physical health issues

After childbirth, your hormone levels can drop dramatically. That drop can trigger a hormone imbalance that leads to symptoms of depression.

You might be at an increased risk for postpartum depression if you have a history of depression or another mental health disorder, if you have multiple babies, or if you experience pregnancy or childbirth complications.

When should I seek help for postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression isn’t a character flaw. The condition is a serious complication of childbirth that requires medical care.

If left untreated, postpartum depression can increase your risk for self-harm or suicide. To prevent life-threatening complications, you should seek medical attention right away, especially if you experience thoughts of suicide.

You can schedule a consultation at Rejuvenate IV Therapy if you have postpartum depression symptoms that are not treatable with medications or other therapies. These symptoms can include:

  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Excessive crying
  • Loss of appetite
  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Difficulties making decisions
  • Severe anxiety

Katherine offers ketamine infusion therapy to rapidly reduce thoughts of suicide and other symptoms of postpartum depression.

How do ketamine infusions treat postpartum depression?

Traditionally, ketamine is a surgical anesthetic that keeps you calm and relaxed. In lower doses, the medication treats depression by increasing the levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter in your brain that’s important for optimal brain function.

Ketamine can also create new neural pathways in your brain to provide lasting relief from postpartum depression symptoms.

Rejuvenate IV Therapy offers slow-drip infusions of ketamine under close medical supervision to quickly ease thoughts of suicide, anxiety, and overwhelm. You may need a series of infusions to achieve the maximum benefit of your treatment.

You don’t have to struggle under the weight of postpartum depression any longer. Call the Rejuvenate IV Therapy office near you to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.