This is very interesting. Its often a topic of contention among the therapeutic community on whether depression symptoms a mom is facing is emotionally based or biologically/ nutritionally based. The extreme change in body chemistry and hormones after childbirth lends weight to the argument that the bio-chemistry in a new mother is in flux.

This article suggests that by providing new others, from three days after childbirth, with a proactive dietary supplement, that baby blues/ postpartum depression symptoms will reduce, meaning, the likelihood of experiencing them will be less.

Postpartum baby Blues

You can view the article here from CTV new Canada…

“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found a stark contrast in the emotional stability of 21 new mothers who were given two amino acids to compensate for the loss of mood-regulating chemicals, plus a blueberry extract for anti-oxidant effects, compared to a control group of 20 who did not receive the supplements in the days after giving birth.

The women taking the dietary supplements did not experience any depressed mood, the researches found, while the women who were not taking the supplements had a significant increase in depression scores. “