Postpartum Depression

If you suffer from postpartum depression, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the negative effects the disorder can have not just on yourself but your partner and child.

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Paige Concepcion
Care Cordinator

The arrival of a new baby can bring many emotions, including anxiety and fear. While it is normal to experience the “baby blues” for a few weeks after childbirth, a more serious, long-lasting condition, known as postpartum depression, can cause you to feel depressed, overwhelmed, and unable to bond with your baby.

If you suffer from postpartum depression, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the negative effects the disorder can have not just on yourself but your partner and child.

Transcend Health Solutions offers ketamine for postpartum depression, a therapy treatment for new mothers. Our ketamine infusion therapy, coupled with the treatment provided by our licensed therapists, can help you manage your postpartum depression symptoms so you can bond with your baby.

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects approximately 12.5% of women in the United States. Postpartum depression symptoms appear days or weeks after childbirth and can persist for weeks, months, or years if left untreated.

Symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Inability to bond with your infant Severe mood swings
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Excessive fatigue, crying, or irritability
  • Extreme feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, restlessness, or anxiety
  • Suicidal ideation or thoughts of harming your baby

In rare cases, a related condition called postpartum psychosis can emerge, a severe mood disorder that can cause hallucinations and paranoia, obsessive thoughts, and cause you to harm yourself or your baby.

When to Seek Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Although you may expect to feel tired or anxious for a few weeks after a new baby arrives, you may need to seek help for postpartum depression if you notice the following. It is time to seek treatment if your symptoms:

  • Last more than two weeks after giving birth
  • Worsen with time
  • Interfere with your ability to care for your child
  • Prevent you from performing tasks in your daily life
  • Involve thoughts of self-harm or harming your baby

What is Ketamine Assisted Therapy, and How Does it Help?

Ketamine-assisted therapy is a treatment option that uses ketamine, a synthetic painkiller, and anesthetic to correct neurotransmitter deficits that cause mood problems.

At Transcend Health Solutions, we offer ketamine IV infusion therapy tailored to your individual biochemical needs. We also provide you with a licensed psychotherapist to further aid your recovery.

Ketamine therapy is especially helpful in treating postpartum depression because most antidepressant medications are not considered safe for nursing mothers. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have a wide range of adverse side effects and can take weeks or months to become effective.

Ketamine, however, is a fast-acting medication with a high success rate and virtually no adverse side effects when taken at the appropriate dose under qualified supervision. Additionally, breastfeeding mothers can feed their baby in as little as four hours after a treatment session.

As a result of ketamine-assisted therapy, you can expect to experience fewer negative thoughts, decreased physical pain, and an overall sense of peace and calm that allows you to address your mental health in a beneficial way.

Get the Help You Need Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from postpartum depression, it is vital to seek treatment for your mental health as soon as possible. Ketamine-assisted therapy is a safe and effective treatment option that allows you to manage symptoms of postpartum depression to develop a healthy relationship with your new baby.

Reach out to Transcend Health Solutions today to learn about our ketamine treatment options. Contact us online or call (512) 522-6833 for a free phone consultation.

"The Transcend Team has been INCREDIBLE with our family!  They have been so caring and their knowledge of how to conduct the infusion session in tandem with the therapy session is the best approach!  My daughter has joy again."
Included services are:
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Ketamine Infusions for Pain
  • Ketamine for Addiction
  • Ketamine for Alcohol Abuse
  • Ketamine for Hospice Care
  • Ketamine for Senior Care

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy/Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is ideal for people suffering from treatment resistant depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, OCD, PTSD and chronic pain conditions with no relief from more traditional medications or therapeutic interventions.

Almost all side effects are short-term and immediately subside after the infusion is discontinued. They may include: elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate and nausea. Nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate are easily managed through IV medications during the session should these arise. Most patient who do not eat for three hours prior to the session will not experience nausea.

Long term, the only documented side effect is Bladder Cystitis, but this was achieved from recreational dosing that is administered in far greater volume and frequency than in a medical setting. No medically facilitated Ketamine clinic has ever reported a patient contracting this disorder under appropriate care.

During your medical intake, we will determine if you need to alter your medication regime prior to treatment. There are only a few medications that should be altered prior to initiating treatment. For instance, stimulant medications, benzodiazepines, and medications like Lamictal may need to be held or adjusted prior to treatment.

Ketamine is an extremely safe medication, but it may cause nausea in a small percentage of patients. For this reason, we request that you don't eat or drink anything within 3 hours of your infusion time.

After a ketamine infusion, it is normal to feel somewhat tired or loopy for several hours. It would be unsafe to drive after a session so we do require that you arrange a family/friend to pick you up or utilize a taxi or other ride service.

At Transcend, it is our goal to have this treatment be a short term intervention for you. The majority of our patient will reach sub clinical levels of distress after an average of 5-6 sessions. The majority of our patients discharge after these session and do not require any form of maintenance therapy.

Because you are taking a sedative, YOU CANNOT DRIVE AFTER THE TREATMENT. You must arrange for someone to pick you up, otherwise you will not receive a treatment.

For chronic pain treatment, it is more difficult to keep baseline pain levels down and flair-ups without maintenance infusions ongoing. The majority of patients with chronic pain will do sessions every 3-6 weeks to keep the pain reduced.

You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2 hours. There are many factors that influence the length of the infusion but most patients will receive a 35-45 minute ketamine infusion. Your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist and medical provider will be by your side throughout your entire time in the clinic.

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