Postpartum Depression Specialist

Antidote TMS

TMS located in Tulsa, OK

Welcoming a new baby into the world is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of stress and emotional upheaval. For some women, postpartum depression creates an enormous emotional burden, but the team at Antidote TMS in Tulsa, Oklahoma, can help. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is an effective treatment path for postpartum depression and can help you feel more like yourself and enjoy these fleeting days and weeks with your newborn baby. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

Postpartum Depression Q & A

What is postpartum depression?

Most new mothers go through a wide variety of emotions in the first couple of weeks after having a baby. These mood swings are often referred to as “baby blues” and usually clear up after a week or two. 

Postpartum depression is a more serious matter. This condition is a form of clinical depression and affects between 1 and 7 out of every 10,000 new mothers. For most, symptoms begin to develop in the first three weeks after childbirth. 

How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

No two women share the exact same experience of postpartum depression. Some signs that you might have the condition include:

  • Sense of sadness, despair, or lack of hope
  • Frequent and unprovoked crying
  • Excessive sleep
  • Problems with focus, memory, or learning
  • Inability to feel closely connected with your baby
  • Lack of interest in caring for your baby
  • Lack of interest in self-care, food, and connection with your partner

If you notice these changes, it’s important to seek help right away. Left untreated, postpartum depression can develop into postpartum psychosis, which is dangerous to both mother and child. 

One of the worst aspects of postpartum depression is the overwhelming sense of guilt many mothers have when they perceive they are not properly bonding with their child. Many spend their entire pregnancy looking forward to meeting their little one, only to struggle with postpartum depression in those first few precious weeks. 

Can TMS help treat postpartum depression?

TMS offers an excellent treatment path for new mothers. Those who are breastfeeding are especially pleased to have access to a treatment that does not require pharmaceutical intervention. 

The magnetic pulses delivered during TMS are localized and do not affect surrounding tissues or organs. Researchers find this form of treatment to be both safe and effective. In one study, over 70% of participants noted improvements in symptoms after a series of TMS sessions. 

More and more people are searching for natural, minimally invasive treatment options that deliver noticeable results. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a perfect fit and is quickly growing in popularity. Learn more during your consultation, which you can book today online or by phone.