post partum depression?

Jes - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am reading different posts on here and everything that I'm feeling seems to be common . My daughter is 4 months old and I'm a stay at home mom and this is my first! Now what I'm not understanding is i dont feel like i hate motherhood, or want to be away from my child, hell i love being with her all the time, but i have all these similar syptoms. I'm tired all the time, weepy, i feel like an alone, emotional twit and I'm not alone. My husband is wonderful and my life is wonderful but i still feel down. Is this post partum? thanks for reading!

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Brentsjess - posted on 09/05/2013

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I am currently a 24 year old mother of a 3 year old. I was wondering if it is possible to still be suffering from post partum depression so long after I have given birth. I now know after researching PPD that I had it after I had my daughter. I often feel depressed and I am afraid to talk to my partner about it in fear he will just think I'm crazy. I guess it is a lot easier to talk to people you don't know......

PsycheSeas - posted on 03/04/2013

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Hello Jes Reese, its really nice to meet you. I am a psychologist and I think you are not suffering from Postpartum Depression right now. You are suffering from Baby Blues (Postpartum Blues). These are very short in duration, may not require formal treatment but supportive care only.

But if you don't take seek supportive help then you can suffer from Postpartum Depression and you might require professional assistance at that stage. I recommend listening to subliminal music therapy for Depression. It will re balance your mind and spirit.
http://sounddepressiontreatment.com/cd.h...
Sound therapy for Depression has no side effects and it makes you feel better. If that does not help then you can use some natural supplements to enhance mood and to help alleviate many of the symptoms of depression.
http://subliminal.sounddepressiontreatme...
I hope this helps. Cultivate new interest and make friends and seek social support from family.
Love. PsycheSeas

Claudia - posted on 01/18/2010

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I don't know if this is going to help anyone but this is my story.

I went through the same symptoms. I went into premature labor at 21 weeks. My daughter spent about 8 weeks in NICU and that whole time I had love and support from my husband, whole family, extended family, friends and even people I didn't really know. When she was released from NICU to come home I was all of a sudden all alone. My husband had to work and my parents would come and visit occasionally. I live in a area that doesn't have cell phone service and there isn't very many people who lives around me.That was when I started experiencing post partum depression. My problem was I was sooooo tired and didn't want to get up to take care of my new baby. I love her so much and knew it was best for her but all I wanted to do is sleep. I went to the doctor and she put me on anti depressants and I started going somewhere every day just to get out of the house.

Jes - posted on 01/17/2010

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thanks for all the advice, it nice to hear such pleasant thoughts and words of encouragment!

Brenda - posted on 01/17/2010

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I have daughter is 4 months too and I also have been going the baby blues. But if the baby blues are getting more severe, like you are starting to eat more, not cleaning the house, not wanting anything then you need to seek help medically. Try this, if you have a car then you have to get to activities that will brighten up your day. Go shopping go get your nails done, you hair or you like to do and see how you fell afterward. If you feel the same..that down feeling then you should talk to a professional about anti-depressants. I was taking them and it helped get through until my hormone levels balanced out..You will feel better..But get help now..Good Luck..

Amber - posted on 01/17/2010

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It could be first you need to call your obgyn and tell them what your experiencing. I've had post partum depression with both my kids. They can prescribe antidepressents to help treat your symptoms they would start out in small doses, sometimes that's all it takes to give you a little relief. Untreated PPD can cause you unnecessary frustration, depression and could effect the way you bond with your daughter. It's better for everybody to ask for the help. You'll feel better, your daughter will enjoy your company more kids are really receptive to their mother's emotions, and your husband will be more at ease knowing your feeling more like yourself. Good luck and hang in there. Your never alone.

Laura - posted on 01/17/2010

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i am not sure, i also felt all the symtoms, but your daughter is only 4 months, you will have been thro alot by now and your sleep and emotions will be catching up with u its normal, catch up with your sleep and pamper yourself, u need some alone time, being pregnant and then having a baby is alot to take on, you will have been threw so many changes u will be confused, try to relax, i am always here t talk, and remember wen she starts sleepin thro u will start to feel alot better. hope this helps laura xx

Amy - posted on 01/17/2010

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i had post-natal depression after my son was born, i didn't feel like i hated him or hated being a mum but was like u very weepy, tired all the time etc......i went to see my doctor and she put me on anti-depresants but i found they just made me evan more tired so instead i looked up ways to help myself..i asked my mum to have my son so i could have some me time and i started going shopping or for coffee with friends and just getting out of the house for a little walk, i found that helped with me, but every1 is different so i would adive you talk to your doctor about it. Hope you feel better soon :)

Chelsea - posted on 01/17/2010

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Yes. Well, it's the baby blues. There are 3 types. The most common is the baby blues. Post partum depression is next and it's a bit more serious. I myself just got over it. Then there is Postpartum Psychosis which is very serious. Like the internet or any doctor will tell you, the baby blues are common but it will go away! Just hang in there and make sure you talk about it and get out of the house. Get lots of rest too, that really helps.

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