Postpartum Recipes: Simple Salmon
By Doula Karen
As Doula Jen mentioned here on the blog earlier this week, the winter months are ripe for a deeper struggle with postpartum depression, or at least a more significant bout of the baby blues. Studies show that women who take fish oil rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA in particular) during the second half of pregnancy see decreased incidents of the symptoms normally attributed to a postpartum depression diagnosis.
At home, after baby’s birth, I like to recommend putting salmon in the regular dinner rotation. This is a postpartum power food! The hormone fluctuations of a new mother can be brutal and scary, but balancing them out with good nutrition and those awesome Omega-3s can help.