(Closed) Post Partum Depression Support

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have not had my baby yet, so I have no idea what you’ve been through.  I would like to thank you for having the courage to talk about something that I’m sure is very private and very painful.  You are doing the right thing by talking it out, getting help, and asking for support from DH & family when you need it.  That, in itself, is being a good mom!  You have to take care of yourself if you’re expected to take care of others- if you don’t, you’ll have nothing left to give.

Keep taking care of yourself!  Also, didn’t Brooke Shields write a book on this?  Down Came the Rain, I belive… anyway, I suppose if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone- you are not alone!

Post # 4
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think this is a really important thing to post about and I really give you much credit coming  forward with your story.  I am a mommy to a beautiful seven week old baby girl.  As blessed and grateful I feel to have her I do feel my “baby blues” lingering. My husband works so hard for our family with long days and weeks so I am home with the baby and I find myself just feeling overwhelmed and often in tears. I wouldn’t call her colic but she certainly has her long spells of crying where I cannot console her and I find myself often in tears too. Shouldn’t a mommy know these things? Last night I just broke down after trying to console her every way I humanly know how for over an hour to get her to sleep to have my DH come home from a 12 hour day and she is instantly and easily asleep in his arms within minutes. I have older well meaning women coming up to say things like “oh enjoy this is the most wonderful time” and I feel like a bad mother after a night of no sleep and a day of crying that I am the opposite of enjoying this time sometimes. I don’t know if these feeings are PPD, new mommy anxiety, or just normal feeings of a tired woman but just thought I would share.

Post # 5
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

good for you for being brave enough to post. you are not alone. i went through crazy hormone changes too and went through my peaks and valleys. i had irrational fears (what if she falls, what if she hits the corner of the table) always thinking of worst case scenario things. i never felt the need to go to a dr and thouse thoughts are gone but good for you for taking care of youself first. the more you take of yourself the more you can take care of your family!


Post # 6
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Can I just say you are a GREAT mom for being brave enough to confront this and do something about it?  The blogger on Cup of joe wrote about this as well.  She said it was really common around 10-12 months since so many people are weaning then, but no one ever talked to her about it.  Google Cup of Joe weaning.  Not sure if I can post a link?   http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2012/02/motherhood-depression-and-weaning.html 


Post # 8
46 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t have much to ontribute here, but I did want to applaud you for coming out with your story. It’s not an easy thing to do, and it’s a very ‘hush hush’ topic. I think you are a great mother just for your willingness to bring it out in the open and get help! 

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