Postpartum Depression Treatment in Vancouver

Comprehensive Postpartum Depression Care in Vancouver

I love my baby, why do I feel so low and exhausted?

Naturopathic treatment of Postpartum Depression requires special care; The condition affects the health of the baby as much a the mother. Our pre- and post-delivery treatment for depression are preventative and give the fastest reliefThere is no better feeling that healing your self naturallyAnd the good news is treatments have no side effects for you or the baby.

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Facts

Postpartum Depression Facts

  1. Postpartum depression can begin as early as two weeks after you give birth. 20% of woman get it.
  2. It can take up to two months to diagnose. by then the mother-child relationship has deteriorated.
  3. medical doctors will prescribe Antidepressants to almost all woman who visits them complaining of low mood any time two weeks after pregnancy.
  4. Almost 1 out of every 10 Canadian takes an Antidepressant prescription.
  5. Canada ranks 3rd in SSRI use. ONE OUT OF EVERY 60 CANADIAN IS TAKING SOME KIND OF ANTIDEPRESSANT.
  6. Antidepressant use in the first months after pregnancy and while breastfeeding is associated with higher incidents of Autism.
  7. 60 of those beginning on an Antidepressant medication get a relapse and will need the medication often taking the medication long term.
  8. these medications are at most studied for 6 to 8 weeks.
  9. Long-term studies are far few and in between and are simply for side effects
  10. Side effects are numerous
  11. Often hidden such as energy changes or hormonal changes
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Postpartum Depression Treatment

Postpartum Depression Treatment

  • Our Naturopathic treatment approach for new moms experiencing depression and fatigue includes a complete intake, and functional testing to identify and treat the underlying factors in each individual case, along with lifestyle consultation that includes your partner’s role and responsibilities in the process of your healing.
  • Consider the following causes:
    • The process of pregnancy can put an added stress on the mother’s body and her nutrient reserves. Levels of Trace minerals such as Iron; Magnesium; Postpartum and; Zinc have been shown to be  reduced after delivery. All of these affect mood.
    • Elevation of Cupper, another trace mineral can also block neurotransmitter changes  in some woman. it directly affects serotonin even at sub-clinical changes.
    • Often energy and sleep changes contribute to the symptoms and underlying hormonal changes can be a major contribution to the mood.
    • It is a fact: your child’s happiness is dependent on the paternal imput, above all factors.
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Postpartum Depression Treatment Starts with Proper Diagnosis and Testing

A mind + body approach to healing Postpartum Depression.

By identifying disharmonies in all the body systems, complete health may be restored.

Dr. Mithani’s philosophy centres on treating the whole person: “When we look beyond the surface, the true cause of a problem is often found.”
About Dr. Mithani

Dr. Sheheen Mithani brings over 15 years of compassionate practice to the clinic. Dr. Mithani enjoys a general family practice, with special interests in treating children’s anxiety and other mental health concerns, postpartum depression, low thyroid function and adrenal exhaustion. She uses the best combination of European Biotherapeutic Drainage, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Bowen Therapy, Total Body Modification and IV Therapies to tailor a plan for each individual patient.

Her philosophy centres on treating the whole person. By identifying disharmonies in all the body systems, complete health may be restored. When we look beyond the surface, the true cause of a problem is often found.

Dr. Mithani completed her Bachelors Degree in Biopsychology at UBC and her naturopathic medical degree in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has lectured at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and held a clinical supervisory role in the on-site clinic. Mentoring students and her patients are ultimate to her philosophy of doctor as teacher.

 

1. Qualifications

-Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), 2002

-Mother of two young active children

-Advanced Training in Homeopathic Treatment of Mental Health.

-Bowen Therapist.

Dealing with depression can be devastating. Treatments require an Integrative Approach.

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