has anyone experienced Post Pardom Depression months after the birth?
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Melissa - posted on 06/20/2010
Yes, I have. Luckily, I didn't have a real bad case, but I went and got a counselor who was wonderful and some medicine. It can happen at any age after birth and last for years according to something I read online. I forget the website though.
Kacee - posted on 05/19/2010
My post partum began about a month in. This was also when we brought our daughter home from the NICU and I no longer had to be in strong mommy mode, at every feeding, sleeping in the hospital hallways, keeping the stiff upper lip. And while I believe in asking for help, I caution you to trust the doctor you talk to. I told my obgyn that I felt I needed help and he tricked me into meeting him at the hospital (told me he wanted to run some hormonal levels tests) and I was admitted to the psych ward for 72 hour observation. Now I cannot own a gun, which I was testing to be accepted to the police academy so kinda screwed up my life plans, and I was forced to take pills I did not want. I was convinced I could fix ti naturally, which after exiting the hospital, I did. I looked up natural remedies to include in my diet and was very pleased with the outcome. At 10 months old, my daughter and I are extremely happy. And yes we have our bad days, like right now we are teething, but I feel great.
Jaime - posted on 05/19/2010
Here is the thing about post partum: Your body takes about one full year to recover from childbirth. this includes all the hormonal changes, the rebalancing, the unbalancing, the lack of sleep, the changes in hunger. I realize that doctors tell you it only takes about 6 weeks. But when you think about what your body has just gone through- it takes realistically, one year total to begin to feel somewhat normal again. In between this time, you are apt to feel many many many different emotions still, and have many different kind of days. Due to appetite, lack of sleep etc in the mix, this is all going to cause how you feel as well. Its perfectly normal even if someone says different to go through some of the changes and feeling you have within the first year. here for you if you ever need to talk. I went through some pretty severe post partum for the first 6 months. Just remember, dont let anyone else tell you that you should get over it, or feel a different way. The way you feel at any given moment is natural, and you will get through this;)
April - posted on 05/18/2010
Thanks so much for your input! It's nice to hear that other people have experienced what i'm going through around the same level.I finally gave in and talked to my dr about it today because I don't quite remember how being really happy or excited about small things realted just to me feel like. I do have excitement and what not inregards to my daugter... but really that's it.
Thanks again for sharing your stories and encouragement.
Shandi - posted on 05/18/2010
Yes! I had major depression even before the birth of my daughter, and my post pardom came in and out for about a year afterwards. It got hard--some days were amazing and I loved my life and other days I could hardly get out of bed. It was those days that I remembered how much I went through to get to where I was so I could raise her right (even though it was by myself) and through myself into work and play time with her to get me through. In the end, my daughter (now 3) and I have an amazing bond and I managed to pull through my post pardom....Take lots of pictures, play often outside (it's said that sunlight helps a bit) and remind yourself (i put pictures of us on our mirrors and motivational quotes) everyday that you have an amazing edition in your life that is going to love you no matter what happens! Hope this helps! ♥
Aminda - posted on 05/18/2010
I personally feel like it comes and goes. For the first couple months I was in heaven and was nothing but happy, but it seemed like after the initial 'oh my god i can't believe how amazing she is' feeling wore off I fell into a depression that my doctor was worried I might have to be on medication for. Around her 10 months when she started to crawl and I got back into work it seemd to go away but even now when she's almost 2 I sometimes get a numb feeling where I cant work I dont even think about feeding myself and I dont want tto get out of bed in the morning even when my daughters crawling into bed and tryign to wake me up. Luckily, I have a very supportive spouse who understands and is more than willing to take on the financial burden while I take time off and have friends who support me emotionally and with my daughter when I need it. Hope this makes u feel like ur not alone!