Mylot users...Can You Help Me?

@birthlady (5613)
United States
January 8, 2007 5:38pm CST
School started for me today, online, through Drexel University. I'm completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, (I'm a junior), and am required to complete a course project due in 10 weeks, for my Abnormal Psychology class. I chose "Pain and PostPartum Depression (PPD) as my topic, and I'm gathering stories of people's experiences. If you can contribute your experiences of pain in labor and PPD, please post! Men, if your wife/partner/gf experienced postpartum depression, what was the birth like? Thank you!
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@hobohobo (681)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 07
I'm sorry i can't help you, But i have suggestion maybe you can find what you need in the internet there's lot thingthat we can found in the internet regard.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you for your helpful suggestion.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Oh! Thank you, I hadn't thought of using a search engine, that's a good idea. The great thing about mylot discussions is that I get to interact with people!
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@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
I'm sorry but I cant help you for I dont suffer on that kind of disease but I hope somebody here will help you on your problem.
@getnbuy (1314)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I had PPD a little bit. I began to feel quite sad and lonely, even though I was extremely happy to have the baby. since I recognized it for what it was, I just read Erma Bombeck books to make me laugh. I felt better in about a week. Marie Osmond has written a book about her experiences with PPD. Maybe that would help you.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you! I haven't read that one, but I heard about it. I read Brooke Shields' book about PPD. It was very good!
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• India
9 Jan 07
i hane two babies both c-sections. after their birth i am sort of releivedthat giving birth process is over.but i do get depressed now and then cz they limit my routine.i cannot dine out side.i had to stop work,i cannot party. all this some time or the other bursts out but life goes on.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you for responding. How old are your babies?
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@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
My wife had a C-Section on the birth of my first child a baby daughter. Although she did not incur labor pains however she did undergo surgery pain to quite an extent. She did have a little bit of PPD since she was short on temper and often irritated since her whole life was changed and was now being dictated by an infant. She overcame all in due course of time as our daughter grew in age. The PPD was not severe and we did not have to get any medical councelling for it
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you for sharing! I'm glad the PPD went away and all are well.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I have a story to contribute. I had trouble conceiving my first child. I had several laparascopic surgeries & about 18 months later, I got pregnant with her. The pregnancy was pretty standard. I only gained about 28 pounds & didn't get too big. I went to bed around 7:00 and then at midnight my water broke. I was in shock because everyone says you will be late having your first baby. I didn't even have the baby crib set up. I get my husband up & we talk about whether this was really water breaking or something else. Well my labor pains start around 12:30 in the morning. We timed them but they never were consistent or were they getting worse. I finally called the doctor at 3:00 and he told me to come in & be checked. I was checked & they determine I was in labor. Well by 5:00 a.m. the labor pains were coming strong. I asked for my epidural & was given it around 6:00 or so. It didn't work. The pain was increasing, I wasn't dilating quickly enough so they add some medications to increase the contractions. They call the anesthesiologist in & he adjusts the epidural, but still very little pain relief. I complain all morning long & finally my doctor shows up to check on me. He has the anesthesiolgist do another epidural. Still no pain relief & I am not dilating. Once I met the 12 hrs of broken water, they have to manually dilate me. I thought I was going to die. I screamed & screamed each time. The anesthesiologist shows up to see my pain. My ob-gyn gets in an argument with him saying I have got no pain relief. By this time it was too late for the anesthesiologist to do anythiing. I am screaming because they are manually dilating me. It's the worse pain I have ever experienced in my life. They finally got me dilated & I had my daughter. I tore to a 5 eventhough I had an episiotomy. It was a huge nightmare. After which I developed a blood clot in my leg & had to stay in the hospital another few days. Anyhow, I went home & for 2-3 weeks after I gave birth all I would do is cry. I cried when I saw the baby, when I tried to nurse her etc. All I did was cry & then I stopped sleeping. I was a nervous wreck. I finally called my doctor in the middle of the night sobbing & he put me on Zoloft the next day. I called them my happy pills because I finally was able to stop crying after 2-3 weeks. I only took them for 2 months & by that time I was back to myself again. If you'd like stories from my other 2 pregnancies I would be happy to provide them. Each are interesting as well.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Yes, please, I'd like stories from your other two pregnancies! Thank you for contributing!
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Wow its great you getting a BS in Psychology, I can't really help you out here, unfortunately I wasn't blessed with children (I did have 8 miscarriages, 1 abortion, and 1 etopic rupture) but never carried to term. If in the future you choose topics like bi-polar, psychosis, depression, addictions, etc. I will gladly contribute my experiences. I watched my sisters deal with postpartum depressions, and some of my friends but not personally -- I wish you the very best with your classes, I have read many of your discussions and responses -- you're going to great! :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thank you for the encouragement! I'm so happy to be finally completing my degree!
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• Haiti
9 Jan 07
Being depress is a daily feeling for some people, well unfortynately it is not easy to talk about this with someone near from you as you are now. Try to find people in your neiborrod that will be more interesting. As a fresh out student in Psychology, i think that those kind of things need you to see the people face to face in order to see if the people is lying or not. Think about it
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you for responding. I have 30 years' experience as an allied health reproductive health educator. I've seen people's faces. I recognize the patterns of truth in their words. I like the online experience, it enables me to communicate globally. As a psychology student and as a nontraditional student (meaning I'm 52 years of age, not 19) with 30 years' in-field experience, I have life experience under my belt. Even, some would say, a certain expertise.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
9 Jan 07
I guess reacting with people in hospitals or actually visitng the people who have undergoing rehabilitation would provide u major chunk for ur research work along with some various forums ,medical organisations websites ,and online discussions with members of various faculties !!!!111
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Hi, thank you for your ideas! Check out my website, Auntie Natal 911: 9 Months, 1 Purpose, 1 Goal: Healthy Mothers make Healthy Babies! http://www.auntienatal91.com
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@shemb1 (465)
• Sri Lanka
9 Jan 07
I like to share my informations but i need more explanation about this. Because your some scientical word is bit confusable to me. So can you explain more then I will send my experience to your mail or here. And give good example what you describe in here so I can understand better of this.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Thank you. I'm interested in women's experiences with traumatic birthing and postpartum depression afterwards.
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@nidhinrv (103)
• India
9 Jan 07
u can do onething start an online survey
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you! Good idea!
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• India
9 Jan 07
yes i can help for you ... can ask me clearly wat u want
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you. May we start with these questions: Were you overwhelmed by pain during labor? How do you rate your pain level in labor: 1 through 10 (1 the least and 10 the highest)?
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@mpc2000 (65)
• United States
9 Jan 07
sorry, I wish I could've but good luck, sweety
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you! I have lots of theories, so I'll get my project done!
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@musha_ali (392)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
sorry i can't...........
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thank you anyway.
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@BigBenas (944)
• Lithuania
9 Jan 07
can help you i' not so smart sorry . So just have a realy nice and non rainy day and i just say so long mylot buddy.
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• India
9 Jan 07
SORRY NOT MINE I WILL SURELY VISIT UR PROFILE AS I TOO NEED SOME INFORMATION ON THIS
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• Malaysia
9 Jan 07
I wish I can help you, but I have no experience about postpartum depression. I am so sorry. But do not worry, I am sure, there is a lot of people here can help you. Just wait.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
With my son (my firstborn) I had PPD, although I'm not sure what triggered it. I had a happy, healthy, baby boy. And that was all that I wanted. (I wasn't picky about the gender). My pregnancy was real smooth. Labor & delivery went well, some pain, but that was expected, I had a shot of pitocin (did I spell that right?) because I had stopped progressing. My daughter was a complicated pregnancy (hyperemsis), a difficult birth (she had NEC & was delivered by emergency c-section). The days following were horrible. She was in a different hospital 1 1/2 hours away. She was going through her own surgery & recovery & I couldn't be there for her. After being release 2 days later (or was it 3? the morphine drip blurred my days together) I went to see her. But I was still depressed, I couldn't hold food down - I felt gulity that I could eat & she was eating through an IV drip of TPN & lipids. I went down to 99 pounds (thin, but not anerexic looking, I'm 5'). I know I had PPD pretty bad. Then this go around, (I'm pregnant right now) I feel a lot of worry about history repeating itself. Oh I was also diagnosed with bi-polar disorger years ago, so I'm not sure if that increased my likelihood of PPD. Again feel free to ask any questions & I'll try to answer them the best I can.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I hope all goes well with your current pregnancy and upcoming birthing. Thank you for allowing me to ask questions, as soon as I'm prepared, I will!
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Hi I had three girls. The first the labor pains were absolutely bad. Needed meds almost every half hour. No PPD after this birth. My second girl I had almost no pains whatsoever. She came so quick and easy that the epaderal didn't take until after she was born. I had mild ppd after this birth. Crying for no reason, getting upset over every little thing and just general crabbiness. It lasted for about a year. My third daughter I had medium labor pains. Not as bad as the first but not as easy as the second. I had no ppd after this birth. This child got stuck coming out. So it was a bit difficult but not really painful.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you for sharing!
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@hinrichas (395)
• Spain
9 Jan 07
I don't know. sorry... Have a nice day everyone:D.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thank you, have a nice day, too. :-)
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