After having a cezarian section does anyone know how long post partum depression lasts?
Melonee - posted on 01/08/2009
i know i had a serious bout of it for the first 6 months, but i started making more time for myself and my husband was a big help on those days when i want to go shopping by myself or just go to a movie. Now that my little one's a year, we've mastered our daily routine since i'm also a working mother. i spend quality time with her and i recently bought myself a bike, so even though i felt a little guilty using some our quality time for exercising, but it clears my brain and sometimes, she's still awake when i make it back.
what are some of your coping skills?
Sheila - posted on 01/04/2009
It lasts forever ;-) My son will be a year on the 15th and I still have my days too, about 1/2 the week. I think it's a normal part of being a new Mom, your tired and busy and just don't give yourself the time you need. It seems like everyone else comes first. It takes a toll. Hang in there. I try to do something for ME at least once a month, it seems to put things back into perspective.
Jandi - posted on 12/17/2008
Post partum depression can last over a year but can be much worse if you are not getting enough sleep, exercise, or time alone. I personally like the quick fix that prescription drugs offer. Your doctor may also suggest exercising or taking some time for yourself. I have struggled with depression all of my life and find that it is helpful just to have someone to talk to.
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