Revolutionary Treatment for Postpartum Depression Available at Tulsa ER & Hospital


Tulsa ER & Hospital is proud to offer Zulresso, a revolutionary treatment for postpartum depression. The beneficial drug can relieve women of postpartum depression symptoms in as little as 24 hours. The treatment is given through an IV and must be administered in-house at Tulsa ER & Hospital.

Zulresso helps ease both emotional and physical symptoms of postpartum depression, reducing feelings of hopelessness, rage, anxiousness, or thoughts of harming oneself or one’s baby. Zulresso also alleviates symptoms such as body aches and pains, changes in appetite, and issues sleeping or oversleeping. Moms who took Zulresso generally still felt better 30 days after treatment began, as measured by a standard depression scale.

Dr. Mark Blubaugh, Medical Director for Tulsa ER & Hospital, states, “A high number of women, about 1 in 7, will experience postpartum depression. Estrogen and Progesterone levels drop suddenly after delivery and that is one contributing factor to the depression they feel. Now, there are also situational factors such as the stress of having a new baby, sleep deprivation, and the emotional and physical toll it takes on the mother. We are excited to offer Zulresso to women in our quiet, concierge-style facility which feels much more like home than a larger hospital setting.”

To hear Dr. Blubaugh explain the treatment in detail, click here to watch the informational news segment. If you or someone you know might benefit from this treatment, please contact our facility at 918-517-6300.

Postpartum Depression

The phrase “baby blues” refers to the common feelings of sadness, anxiety, or fatigue new mothers can experience after childbirth. However, if those feelings increase and become more severe over time, it may be postpartum depression. Symptoms of postpartum depression, like feelings of hopelessness or exhaustion, can interfere with your ability to function and could make it difficult to care for yourself or your baby.

Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that should be talked about openly; women can overcome it with therapy, medication, or treatment like Zulresso.

Sings of postpartum depression include:

  • Frequent or uncontrollable sadness or crying
  • Feeling exhausted but not being able to sleep
  • Unexplainable irritability, anxiety, or anger
  • Sleeping too much
  • Feeling out of control
  • Unexplained aches, illnesses, or pains
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feeling the need to escape
  • Intrusive thoughts about hurting yourself or your baby

If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, please contact Tulsa ER & Hospital or your healthcare provider.

Tulsa ER & Hospital offers emergency care for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The facility strives for a wait time of 5 minutes or less for patients to be seen. Offering CT, ultrasound, X-ray, and cardiac monitoring, Tulsa ER & Hospital honors all in-network insurance benefits for emergency medical care and does not balance bill for any service received.