Just wondering how many mum's suffered Post Natal Depression?

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Rebecca - posted on 04/24/2010

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i had a mild case with my first child. i cried constantly and snapped at my husband. i only had to take medication for a few months and i was okay. my second son is 6 weeks now and my first is 15 months and there is no sign of depression in sight!

Stephanie - posted on 04/24/2010

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I was diagnosed in April '09 (whne my first was 5 months and didnt even know I was pregnant) 1 month later suffered a bout of post partum psychosis. Hospitalized for 3 1/2 days and went to a total of 5 days intensive, all-day therapy. Been takin meds ever since and everything has been wonderful

User - posted on 04/24/2010

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Yes I did, you never think it will happen to you and it hit me. I feel like a better mom and stronger better person from it. I had a lot of life changes at the time of my daughters birth that attributed to it. I thought i would never feel like myself again but it took time and I have an incredible bond with my baby girl who is now a year and a half now. I love her to death! She is an absolute blessing. I am still on meds. and haven't weaned off yet bc I just haven't had the chance. To all you moms who have suffered or are you are the best moms ever!!!

Nicole - posted on 04/24/2010

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I definitly did, i have had depression for awhile too though, so it was even worse, plus the living situation sucked.

Joanna - posted on 04/24/2010

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I have a history of depression so I suffered with both my children and was on medication until they were both about 2 years old when I was able to wean off of the meds and the depression was gone.

Nicole - posted on 04/24/2010

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I had it pretty bad with my second child. I am on meds now and therapy. I also had other life events that continue to play a roll in my recovery. Know that it doesn't get better over night, and to give yourself time to understand PPD. Finding a good support/moms group for PPD is a great way, to get the support that you need from other moms going through what you are feeling, and you have the chance to meet some of the strongest women out there :) If you would like to chat more and recieve support, please feel free to send me a message!

Amy - posted on 04/21/2010

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I also had it pretty bad. You think that it would never happen to you, but it happens. I knew I didnt feel right and I needed to do what was best for my daughter so I called my doctor the next morning and got put on a mild depression medication. I also owe alot of credit to my amazing husband who stepped in and helped, and my mom also helped. So I believe if you feel like you may have a problem speak to your dr right away, and ask someone to watch your baby so you can get some rest that helps as well.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2010

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i did have it bad.but on meds now.i had thoughts of hurting my baby,i know it sounds wrong and i didnt hurt her i stayed away from things cuz i didnt trust my self.i didnt want to be around my baby.i hated holding her.i didnt feel fit to be her mother.i was so agree and sad i went and got help.i love my daughter and feel much much better.i love holding her now and being around her.i had a c section and my daughter was allergic to my breastmilk.this brought me down cuz i felt cuz i didnt push her out i didnt deserve to be called mom and i felt i was keeper her from becoming all that she could if i breastfeed but i now understand that all that was silly

Natasha - posted on 04/21/2010

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I did with my second baby, I didnt know how I was goin to cope with 2 children under the age of 2yrs. Although I have a partner tht was helping me out as much as he could, I just didnt think it was gonna get any easier...plus I had other things going on in my life didnt make it easier either. My baby also suffered from colic so it was a lot of sleepless nights and long days.

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