By their very nature, pregnancy and childbirth, and the strong hormonal changes that go with them, are hard on a woman’s body. While depression should never be ignored, many nursing moms are very reluctant to take antidepressant medication for fear of the effect it will have on their babies. Acupuncture has the ability to fill a very important gap as an alternative and more natural treatment for postpartum depression.
Mariana is a licensed practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine, a singer/songwriter and the creator of Mamashine. She is also a survivor of postpartum depression. Mariana lives with her energetic son, her husband and various animals in Austin, TX.