Post Partum & Post Natal Depression

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Mel - posted on 08/02/2009

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most mothers go through a stage but they usually get past it without intervention. theres alot of help out there its just some chose not to take it which is fair enough

Tara - posted on 08/02/2009

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Thanks for the links Sharon, I really appreciate having this sort of thing posted. I've suffered from depression all of my teenage and adult life, and it does get worse with pregnancy and after birth. Unfortunately, so many women don't know the symptoms and think they are just over-reacting when it is often depression, and therefore don't get the help they need. I was lucky that there is a family history of depressive illness so I knew what to look for and got help right away, but it's posts like this that are what can so often help someone else who is feeling overwhelmed and feels like depression is a bad thing - it's not, and getting help can show women that it's okay, they aren't alone, and there is help out there :)

Leigh - posted on 08/02/2009

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Great idea, because it's a common occurance that is treatable, & so that everyone knows there is light at the end of a the tunnel. Unfortunately we've had a case here in Australia where a mother of twins murder/suicided due to pnd & her family knew she wasn't herself, but had no idea how bad she was.

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