What is Post-Partum Depression? How to help it.
Some women, less than one half of one percent, may also suffer from the more serious post partum depression psychosis, which is so severe it includes:

• Trouble sleeping or sleeping excessively,

• Hallucinations, delusions,

• Avoiding the baby, all types of images of hurting the baby or something bad happening to the baby,

• Suicidal thoughts and death thoughts,

• Confusion, inability to make decisions,

• Afraid of being alone with the baby,

Anxiety attacks, frantic,

• Hot and cold flashes,

• Dizziness and chest pains,

• Feeling unhappy, sad, anxious, overwhelmed, crying and no interest in most enjoyable activities,

Post partum depression symptoms are triggered by these huge changes in a woman's hormone levels. During pregnancy and the third trimester, the placenta will be creating up to 300-400 milligrams of progesterone per day, TEN times the usual amount made during ovulation. Progesterone is the hormone made during pregnancy. Pro-gest-tation comes from progesterone.

How does post partum depression happen:

The hormones estrogen and progesterone are the two most important hormones during pregnancy. Without it, the uterus would not enlarge for the fetus, the placenta would not form and support the baby, the breasts would not produce milk and the immune system would not be slightly suppressed to prevent it from attacking the baby.

After delivery, the placenta is removed (which was producing large amounts of progesterone) and the new mother has to adjust to the new levels of progesterone which falls to nearly zero after birth... remember that natural progesterone is an antidepressant and improves thyroid function. Both estrogen and progesterone reach very low levels during the postpartum months.

Estrogen gets produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands and body fat (the heavier you are the more estrogen you produce). Progesterone is produced by the ovaries when ovulation occurs and by the adrenal glands (after delivery the only source of progesterone would be the adrenal glands only). The problem with post partum depression symptoms is that the production of estrogen occurs much faster while progesterone remains at a very low level.

Estrogen and progesterone regulate vital body functions, are suppose to counterbalance each other, to keep you balanced, healthy and without post partum depression symptoms. When progesterone no longer balances and opposes estrogen in your body... then estrogen dominates the hormonal environment. Unbalanced estrogen can be TOXIC!

You will experience estrogen dominance symptoms, post partum depression anxiety, post partum depression psychosis and post partum depression symptoms. Post partum depression symptoms can be effectively treated by natural progesterone supplementation according to Dr. John R. Lee. It could make postpartum depression a lot easier to deal with. Dr. Lee help make Wise Women Essentials Natural Progesterone Cream. The new term is called bioidentical hormone for progesterone.

Some women prefer to use antidepressant medications. For the safety of your baby, it is critical that you make some kind of successful decision to alleviate your postpartum symptoms. It is a fact that the conventional medication will have several side effects but the well-being and safety of your baby is very important. And so is the health of all women.

Health care professionals have used natural progesterone cream since 1950’s to help relieve the symptoms of menopause, hormone balance, bone support and PMS. It is a natural solution for women and an alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy, (HRT).

Author's Bio: 

Melinda Bonk, Expert, author for womens health issues. Founder of Wise Essentials and Natural Progesterone Cream. Consultant on natural solutions for PMS, menopause relief, and other womens health issues.