How long can the baby blues last?

Heather - posted on 02/20/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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How do you know when your experiencing post pardum depression? Can it start later on?

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Crystal - posted on 02/23/2009

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Like already said, its different for everyone but to answer your question yes it can start later on. Ut may be something as simple as your hormone levels haven't come back to normal yet and not necessarily depression or worse. Good luck. It's not always as bad as it seems but talk to someone, (dr. preferably) the sooner the better if it is depression. good luck we're here for you!

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Crystal - posted on 02/24/2009

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ooooh don't tell us that part! LOL sweetheart you'll be fine sounds EXACTLY like I did. I HATED help, made me feel inadequate once I figured it out. Plus living with inlaws is never fun even when you don't have kids! It'll be ok... The birth Control is probably adding to the crazies (that's what I call the emotional rollercoaster after kids) I had to switch mine because I was a bit nutso. Good Luck, and like I said we're here for you send me a message if you want to vent or talk some more I pretty much check this thing everyday...I'm addicted LOL maternity leave sucks and my boys are too independant! LOL

Heather - posted on 02/24/2009

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Thank you all for your support!  I can't tell if it is PPD or just my hormones out of wack!  Everything and everyone seem to be bothering me! I don't want help taking care of son either! I don't know where this anger is coming from. I live with my husband and his parents for the time being and I have began to resent them. I don't want to feel that way. I have never had feelings like that toward them. They are nice people and just want to help.  I have been feeling this way for a few months, but it only has gotten worse the past few months. Maybe I am just overwhelemed and sleep deprived.  My son is teething and very fussy too! I have started back on the birth control pill and maybe that has something to do with it.  I will talk to my doctor about it though! Thank you for all wonderful advice! 

Ellie - posted on 02/23/2009

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i had PND (post natal depression), i new something was rong as i felt it difficult to bond didnt want to go any were near my lil princess, was snappy cryin all the time, constently depressed and just completely different to wot i am usually, my health visitor filled out a questioner on pnd and refered me to a mental health team they were really nice and just speak thro everythin with you and teach you how to control everythin, they also do a questioner with you and if they feel its neccessary they may advice you to speak to your gp about goin on anti-depressents there not an instant cur but they do help to take the edge of everythin so you find it easy to cope. hope this helped ?

Brenda - posted on 02/22/2009

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PPD can occur at any point after the delivery.  I also developed PMDD (PreMenstral Dysphoric Disorder) after my son was about 2.  PMDD is very similar to PPD in its effects and is hormone driven just like PPD.



If you are feeling signs or symptoms of depression, and you think it interfers with your enjoyment of your baby or life in general, talk to either you OB or your regular doctor.  Either can prescribe something to help you through this period.  You have a right to feel happy and good right now, and hormones can make that very difficult because they can do some strange things to your body.  Remember, it is fairly normal to have this problem after the baby is born, so I suggest talking it over with one of your doctors.

Ashley - posted on 02/21/2009

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every woman is different for me i was fine until about 6 weeks after she was born and my doc had to put me on pills which they said that half of women do so hope this helps

Jamie - posted on 02/20/2009

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The baby blues can last awhile expecially if you are breast feeding because your body releases alot of hormones when feeding baby. just remember that it is not you or your baby it is the hormones!

Jamie - posted on 02/20/2009

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The baby blues can last awhile expecially if you are breast feeding because your body releases alot of hormones when feeding baby. just remember that it is not you or your baby it is the hormones!

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