Postpartum Depression

@Rozie37 (15505)
Turkmenistan
June 19, 2008 12:24am CST
I have never had a child or even been pregnant. But the fact that I want a child more than anything in the world, makes Postpartum Depression almost impossible for me to understand. I mean I know about the hormone changes, the lack of sleep, and the overall overwhelming responsibility of having a new baby. But it seems that the joy of the new baby would be able to over-shadow all of that. But then we are speaking of a potential chemical inbalance. Have you ever experienced Postpartum Depression? If so, how did you cope and get through it? Are you willing to share your story? Have you ever known anyone personally who did something really bizarre while suffering from this disorder? Do tell. http://www.everydayhealth.com/publicsite/index.aspx?puid=855F5078-E74F-489C-A1BC-F04933DA6B77&contentid=309447&searchterm=
1 response
@rinkub (231)
• India
19 Jun 08
Hi Rozie, like you, I too was desperate for a baby and I had a child after almost 4 years of marriage. At that time, things were very difficult for me. My husband had been away on work throughout my pregnancy . so, after my much-awaited delivery, I remember going to my doctor and telling him that I have been so desperate for this baby but I don't feel any motherly feelings or affection for him. My doctor had laughed and told me not to worry and that the feelings will come soon enough and when they do, there's n stopping them. I couldn't believe hi at that moment. Also, my son was a colic baby so the first three months were terrible. And, then my husband returned to his workplace and I was with my liitle one all alone-for the next three and a half years. There was just no time for depression or blues! my bundle of joy is so much joy that my life revolves around him. Don't get carried away by such fears of depression and post-partum blues and all-- just have your baby and enjoy the joys of motherhood. There's nothing unnatural to be a little down right after delivery as it's no small matter to bring a new life into this world. Yes, your schedules will get upset and change but it's all temporary. Before you know, your child will become your world and you wouldn't want ay other schedule but one that caters to him/her. Good luck!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
19 Jun 08
That was a very sweet story and I am glad everything worked out alright for you.
@rinkub (231)
• India
19 Jun 08
Thank you very much Rozie for your best response tick! Since I've under gone this experience myself I thought I'll share it with you and encourage you to go ahead and have a child. I do not know how long you've been trying for a baby but going by your post which says you really want to have a baby I assume you've been trying for a while. If you do not conceive quickly don't be worried or depressed as sometimes it does take time to conceive. But please, please do not be impatient or hyper or depressed or tense about not being able to conceive. I really do not know the nature of your problem, perhaps you can share with me as I've gone through a lot in life and will be only too eager to help t hose who need some sort of moral support. But, yes, I do not know how religious or spiritual you are but prayers always help and in my case they did! Take care. Don't get tyoo involved by unnecessary medical terms. In olden days, women just had babies. Nobody worried about post-partum depression, or how to raise them. An, the babies grew up to be healthy human beings, mentally and physically in most cases. Sometimes, I feel we are too well-read or too intelligent or too exposed to enjoy the small things and joys in life. Take care and relax! There's nothing more beautiful than a baby and ther e's nothing more beautiful than a new mother! Love and best of luck.
@rinkub (231)
• India
19 Jun 08
Thank you very much Rozie for your best response tick! Since I've under gone this experience myself I thought I'll share it with you and encourage you to go ahead and have a child. I do not know how long you've been trying for a baby but going by your post which says you really want to have a baby I assume you've been trying for a while. If you do not conceive quickly don't be worried or depressed as sometimes it does take time to conceive. But please, please do not be impatient or hyper or depressed or tense about not being able to conceive. I really do not know the nature of your problem, perhaps you can share with me as I've gone through a lot in life and will be only too eager to help t hose who need some sort of moral support. But, yes, I do not know how religious or spiritual you are but prayers always help and in my case they did! Take care. Don't get too involved by unnecessary medical terms. In olden days, women just had babies. Nobody worried about post-partum depression, or how to raise them. And, the babies grew up to be healthy human beings, mentally and physically in most cases. Sometimes, I feel we are too well-read or too intelligent or too exposed to enjoy the small things and joys in life. Take care and relax! There's nothing more beautiful than a baby and ther e's nothing more beautiful than a new mother! Love and best of luck.