June 15, 2024

A Treatment for Depression During Pregnancy Moms-to-Be Are Sure to Love

Beautification is one of the the things that most women love and prioritize. A study suggest women who experience depression during pregnancy may benefit from a whole new way of self-medication that is sure to get the mom seal of approval.  The treatment – visit a spa and get pampered.

Women rarely need an excuse to pamper themselves with beauty treatments, but if you happen to be pregnant, then you have more reason to do so than ever before. An infographic recently published by United Kingdom spa-booking agency Spa Seekers reveals facial, manicures, massages and the like help to alleviate the symptoms of post natal depression (PND), which include a persistent feeling of sadness, anxiety and low energy levels.

71% of the PND sufferers polled by Spa Seekers said that visiting a spa helped them to feel better. This is hardly surprising since poor self esteem is precursor to the mental health condition which 29% of those polled either personally suffered from, or saw their partner go through. Pregnancy sees a women’s body go through a lot of physical and mental changes which can be hard to adapt to. Stretch marks, wider hips, inflated tender breasts, backache…it’s hardly shocking that many child-bearing women end up disliking themselves!

Even those women who don’t suffer from PND deserve to be pampered after the laborious task of bringing a new life into the world. Despite this fact, just 20% of women visit a spa for pampering during pregnancy and just 17% up to three month after their birth date. It can be hard for mothers of very young infants to find time to indulge themselves but it is almost crucial they do in order to de-stress and prevent themselves from landing in a web of negative thought.

More statistics regarding pregnancy, self-esteem and spa treatments can be seen in Spa Seekers’ infographic, included below….More at New Moms Can Beat Post Natal Depression with Beauty Pampering 

Depression during pregnancy is very real.  What works for one woman may not work for another but let’s face it, if a woman with this condition can afford to visit a spa then why not try it?   It can be used in conjunction with other remedies that the woman and her doctor believe is appropriate for her individual condition.

Aimee and Lorraine had a massive discussion with Dr Hilary about postpartum depression.