Post-Partum Depression?

Lyndsie - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is 5 months old and up until this point, I've been a great, attentive and happy mother. The last 3 weeks have been horrible for my self-esteem and my urge to get things done. I've noticed intense lethargy despite a full night's sleep. Breastfeeding is still going great, baby is wonderful....I just can't think of another excuse for me being so down in the dumps.

When is late too late for "post-partum" depression?


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Carina - posted on 12/28/2009




i do agree with the others about going to see the doctor becuase i had ppd and i didn't see a doctor about it and it got worse before it got better. and they say it get s worse each pregnancy. so i am afraid considering i am pregnant with my third.

Selva - posted on 12/26/2009




Hi Lyndsie, I don't think there are any rules with PND!!! I think it is possible to get it anytime after having a baby. You must go to your doctor (or if you aren't keen on your doctor you can INSIST on seeing another) immediately and have a good chat. Tell your doctor everything thats been happening, don't be embarrassed or ashamed and try not too feel guilty ( I say try because I know first hand the immense guilt you feel). You are not going mad. But get help now, that is my best advice, take care xxxxxxxxxxx

Erin - posted on 12/11/2009




PPD can occur anytime in the first year, make sure you are eating well and getting enough sleep. If it continues for another week it won't hurt to go in and speak with your doctor about it, it may be something else like an iron deficiency or if its ppd the sooner you get help the easier it is to come out of the slump. Good luck!

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