Jenna - posted on 11/06/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




So i have a question and i was wondering if anyone else has the same feelings. This is very hard for me to talk about to anyone. I havn't spoke to anyone about it, and i think it's time!

I had my daughter 5 months ago and i've felt great for about the first 3 months. Recently i've been having really bad mood swings and just being very mean. Not to my daughter but to people that are very close to me. Mostly my husband and my mom. I don't mean to be but i just snap at the smallest things (with my husband). Like him not putting stuff away or him sleeping in a little late. It's just gotten very bad in the past week. I started crying yesterday for the first time just because i don't feel i'm good enough for him, and his family. What really makes it worse is that his family makes me feel as if i don't know what i'm doing. Basicly talking down to me. And it's funny because we live in Kansas and they live in California. We have very different family values!!

My daughter was born a little early and i had morning sickness for 9 months!!! She only weighed a lil over 4 pounds. His family wanted to know why, what did I do wrong? The doctor even told me I did nothing wrong.

So basicly my question is..Is this PPD?? Or me just being mean?? I love my daughter and she seems to be they only one that can calm me down. Even when she's screaming crying!



Sarh - posted on 11/06/2010




I have an almost 5yr old daughter and my son will be 5 months on the 10th. My husband says that I've very crabby... like I just snap for no reason. Sometimes I realize it and sometimes I don't. I also feel like I am not good enough for him or my children. I as well have been wondering if it is PPD, but even if it was for me I wouldn't take any medication due to breast feeding and that. Plus, aside from PPD I have depression w/mood swings, but the depression has not affected me or gotten out of control since before I became pregnant.
If you think you may have PPD, yes, it sort of sounds like it, but I would talk to your dr about it. They can give you some "happy pills" as well them. haha.
Good luck and don't feel bad! PPD is extremely normal! Also, like your dr said, you didn't do anything wrong w/having your baby girl early. I'm assuming she is home, healthy, and catching up!!

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It could be PPD - it could be you are having other issues. The best thing you truly can do is ask your primary care physician for a referral to a psychiatrist. Even if it isn't PPD, it is something, and for the sake of your marriage, and your own sanity, you should figure it out!

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well i got crabby and cried after my girl was born. i think everyone gets a little bit down after having a baby. your body has gone threw so much. and plus its a major lifestyle change. i did see a doctor and i didnt have depression but i would go to your doctor to make sure.

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only a doctor can make the diagnosis. go see your family doctor because it's better to deal with these things sooner rather than later. i also think it's really horrible for your husband's family to suggest that it's your fault your daughter was low birthweight and that you are an idiot who doesnt know what you are doing

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