Do you feel like crying all the time after childbirth?

India
January 15, 2007 12:15pm CST
I read about Brooke Shields post natal depression and the book she released to help those suffering from the same. It is a common phenomenon and should be properly treated. In some cases medical help is required. Any more details on this?
3 responses
• United States
16 Jan 07
I did a research paper on PPD & it can become a very scary form of psychosis. I know that is in the extreme sense--but, it does happen. Women suffering from PPD definately need to seek medical attention-but, through some of my research it was like not a lot of women would go to their Dr. because they couldn't believe they were feeling this way after they had a baby. This was a time when they should be happy & they weren't so they were ashamed. Women need lots of support-networks after they have a baby!
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• India
16 Jan 07
A friend of mine went through a similar phase of extremity. But as her family members were supportive and open the problem was diagnosed and measures taken to treat it. Not everyone understands what is happening to them.
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• Canada
15 Jan 07
I had post partum in a bad way after the birth of my 3rd child. It never bothered me with any of the rest. I did end up seeing my doctor, because I thought I was going stark raving mad. It was very scary,,,I had nothing to be depressed about at all. My parents were near by so I had my mom to help and my husband has always been very involved with the children. I hope I never feel like that again....it was the worst. Luckily it is something that you get over even though it does not seem like it at the time
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• India
16 Jan 07
Absolutely...the changes in the body is not only pysical but also psychological...and in the case of depression these are interconnected. Harmonal imbalance is said to be one of the key factors in case of post natal depression.
• Singapore
15 Jan 07
Make it known to the spouse when one is going through a post natal depression. Spouses' support is important. Having someone to assist with the newborn helps too!
• India
16 Jan 07
The spouse has to be susceptive enough to understand what his wife is going through. In many cases the mother doen't realise what is happening...mentally and physically. Support is very eesential to overcome depression along with medication for clinical cases.