Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Blues..... - Depression
@sutan74 (1113)
Philippines
April 19, 2007 6:09am CST
While having a new baby at home can be exciting, it can also be tiring and anxiety provoking. There are many other factors besides hormones that attribute to the postpartum blues. Exhaustion from delivery, sleep deprivation and physical pain compounded with the responsibility of taking care of a newborn can be overwhelming. Has anyone undergone this kind of depression, I'm glad I haven't experience this myself. Anyone would like to share their experiences post it here how you manage your depression.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Apr 07
with haveing had 5 kids I cant say I ever went thru this. and I sure am glad I didnt dont know if I would have servived it
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@sutan74 (1113)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Me too lakota12, having 3 kids has made me happy. Never feel being depressed or sad.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Apr 07
never said they didnt make me sad sometimes lol but never went thru pm deprssion
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• United States
19 Apr 07
You both are lucky. The hardest time is when they are older, if they give you a hard time, it can be very difficult.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I had such a difficult time delivering, that after it was over, I was angry. I was so tired. But, after a week it wore off.
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@sutan74 (1113)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
My friends also tells me that their mad, upset, angry during labor. Because of the pain that goes with it.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
It was so long ago since I had a baby, 30 years ago, I do not remember what I did back then. I seem to have depression all the way through my life, and I just try to think positive thoughts, to help me through it.
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@sutan74 (1113)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
HI winterose, what happened that you are depressed most of the time??? Life is too precious to mull over every detail. Enjoy life while you can. Take care!! (c")
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I don't think I have gotten that far with depression after having my daughter. I think I did pretty good because I had people around me that helped me through it, thankfully.