do most mums get postnale depreshion??

Zoe - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i have been told that i have got postnatel depreshion but i dont under stand what it is?

or how many mums have it?

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Stevie - posted on 04/01/2010

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No it is not "common" to have postnatal/postpartum depression, it IS very normal to have "baby blues" about 3-4 days after giving birth when your hormones are adjusting but it shouldn't last more than a few days. Postnatal depression is serious and if you have been diagnosed by a doctor to have it you need to see a pshyciatrist before you start to have negative feelings towards yourself of your baby, if you don't get help you could end up harming yourself or the baby so talk to your doctor about it. There is no reason to be ashamed because it's not your fault but it does need to be addressed with a professional and the sooner the better :)

Bri - posted on 04/01/2010

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my friend and i had our babies 2 weeks apart from each other. I got the depression she didn't. It completely messes up your emotions and your feelings towards your baby... i got so down one night because of it i overdosed and ended up staying in the ICU for a night... i had no idea i even had the depression. The doctor had to put me on anti-depressants and since then i have been so much better. But it is a very serious thing to go through... but moms can get through it with help

Anastasia - posted on 03/31/2010

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YES! it is very common almost all mothers get it right after they have your baby. Due to the huge release of hormones. But if you are aware of it, it is easier to get through. Everytime you start to feel depressed and down just rememind yourself of the reasons why and realize that they arnt your true feelings and that soon they will pass.
Good Luck!

Emily - posted on 03/30/2010

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like they said its the hormone inbalance, but i'm still going through it. I haven't come out yet, an its very hard to do even the smallest things, like laundry or anything. I fight myslef to feed or play with my son, an he's 8 months old, but i've been depressed since I was 9. I'm trying to deal with it an over-come in naturally, but I dont think thats going to happen. Are you having depression?

Mitra - posted on 03/30/2010

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I got it straight after I had my child....felt that I had achieved the highest achievement in my life and there was nothing more to top this.... - I felt very depressed and down for a few days and then it went away. I didn't know at the time that this is called postnatal depression....it is all about the hormonal imbalance in the body after the ordeal of carrying another human being inside of you....

Lindsay - posted on 03/30/2010

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postnatal depression is a very serious illness that can affect you during pregnancy and after. for more detailed info look it up on google

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