postpartum depression...

Alicia - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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so im wondering if anybody knows the signs of the beginning of postpartum depression, and when does the onset usually occur?

I have a 6 month old daughter who i love very very much, but lately i have been so...dicontent with my life. i wouldnt trade her for the world but ive been missing my old life a lot lately. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Robyn - posted on 02/17/2012

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When you feel deeply sad and don't feel able to face your responsibilities. Sometimes I felt like I wanted to get in my car and drive so far away. This was so difficult, because I love my husband, family and child. I just felt so sad and anxious. I was so tired, I couldn't concentrate or focus. Sometimes I would have a blank stare. That too is a sign. Get the help you need from a professional. If your OB isn't experienced with postpartum issues, then seek advise from your hospital specialists, or other mental health professionals. Get he rest and help you need with the baby as well. If you are short on funds for a sitter, don't be afraid to ask family or friends. You have to be your own advocate during this very difficult time. good luck!

Shaylon - posted on 08/26/2009

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i went through postpardum and it was more than missing your old life. i felt as though i was looking at my life outside of myself. a feeling of numbness with anything and everything, just going through the motions. try getting out with your little one and finding new things to do that includes the baby like stroller strides exercise or mommy and baby salsa lessons. you have a completely new life now, it will never be what it was, just different and sometimes different is better.

Alicia - posted on 08/26/2009

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Thanks everyone! Seriously. Its good to know its normal, or at least im not alone. =)

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after i had my son i had postpartum depression. i too love my son but at the time its like i didnt really want to be around him all the time or hold him. what i did was just talk to someone about how i felt. it really does make a difference. i did get better but everyone is different so when you'll get it and how long it will last differs with each person but holding things inside will only make it worse. plus there are alot of other mothers out there with the same problem. everything takes time. you just have to work on getting past this problem. hope all is well.

April - posted on 08/13/2009

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the symptoms vary. i can admit mine were so bad that i don't even want to share my thoughts. i was very depressed and very.... uncertain. i'd wonder, "did i do the right thing?" but you'll get through it. if you have any bad thoughts, go watch a show or movie, get online, try to turn your attention to something else. another thing that REALLY helped me? working out and eating right. being active can help your mind in more ways than one i promise!

Candice - posted on 08/12/2009

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it's different for everyone. some people get symptoms right away, others get them up toa year later. the signs of any significant depression are that it's interfering with your life (work, activities, etc.), can't get your ass aout of bed, trouble caring for yourself, significant portions of the day spent unhappy, not enjoying things you used to...things like that. usually serious depression last longer than 2 weeks also.



what you're feeling, discontent, missing your old life...that's so normal i think. i think all moms go through it...i know i did. i still do sometimes, but it got much better.



if you feel like your feelings are not letting you live the way you want to, talk to a doctor, get a referral to a counsellor. you don't have to live that way. we all have bad days...but when they turn into bad weeks, then you have an issue. even if you don't meet the "criteria" for postpartum depression, you don't have to be unhappy. there are support groups (live and online) and lots of help for new moms learning to cope. reach out...someone will be there. i had pretty sever post partum. if you need to talk, message me :)

Tenille - posted on 08/12/2009

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I have a six month old as well! It is normal to miss your old life and there is nothing wrong with that...however if the urge becomes unbearable to have it back and your daughter starts feeling like a burden on you, ya might wanna talk to your doctor just incase he has a plan or advice for you! I dont know all of your circumstances but I know that when I got preggo and had Emersyn I really realized who my tru friends were and there werent many, so I was always feeling lonely and such! WHat helped me was going for alks, walk around the mall, have a family/friend bbq at your place or something fun so your not feeling so lonely and left out!! Hope this helps and good luck! PM me if yo9u wanna talk further!! Tenille

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