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I sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sad or depressed?
It is unclear if you are having enough symptoms of depression to make it advisable to take measures (whether hormonal or prophylactic medication) to prevent postpartum depression.
Getting sad periodically is normal, especially if there is a reason. In order to address this individually, see a mental health professional with expertise in perinatal issues.

In brief: Sad or depressed?
It is unclear if you are having enough symptoms of depression to make it advisable to take measures (whether hormonal or prophylactic medication) to prevent postpartum depression.
Getting sad periodically is normal, especially if there is a reason. In order to address this individually, see a mental health professional with expertise in perinatal issues.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ppd
Sadness by itself is not indicative of major depression.
If u r having other vegetative symptoms such as changes in energy/sleep/appetite, u need evaluated by a mental health doctor for further tx recommendations.

In brief: Ppd
Sadness by itself is not indicative of major depression.
If u r having other vegetative symptoms such as changes in energy/sleep/appetite, u need evaluated by a mental health doctor for further tx recommendations.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Have you considered
A short course of acupuncture? Have found this quite helpful for many of my patients.

In brief: Have you considered
A short course of acupuncture? Have found this quite helpful for many of my patients.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Postpartum baby blues are common.
They last only a few days and can cause crying, etc but should not lead to decreased appetite, etc. Postpartum depression is more serious and lingers. Estrogen is not used to treat postpartum depression. You need to talk to your doctor.

In brief: No
Postpartum baby blues are common.
They last only a few days and can cause crying, etc but should not lead to decreased appetite, etc. Postpartum depression is more serious and lingers. Estrogen is not used to treat postpartum depression. You need to talk to your doctor.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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