After I had my last daughter, I think I had a huge reaction to the drop off in hormones but I don't consider it PPD because it only lasted 2 weeks and it wasn't overwhelming for me. What happened was I had nightmares a lot about something happening to my daughter, I would cry for no reason during the day...or I would react OVERLY strongly to something I had read or seen that day that had something to do with a child.
I'm 38+ weeks pregnant now and the nightmares have started again and, after not being emotional my entire pregnancy I cried for over 2 hours yesterday at the thought of one of my children dying before me.
If you have had PPD did it start early like that? I know it can be debilitating and horrible and I'm scared of having it. I would like to know some early warning signs or what you went through so I can at least prepare myself for the possibility.
Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 12:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 10:21 AM on Jan. 10, 2009
I had PPD and it only happens AFTER having the baby. It can happen months later or even a year later. In my case it happened 2 months later. I do believe I had it will my other 2 children I was just uneducated about it and was to ashamed to seek help. I suggest you google PPD and learn more about it. Because it can happen to anyone.
I was on meds and I saw a Therapist and a Psychiatrist. I was on the borderline of PPS. I'm truly glad I got the help I did.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Jan. 10, 2009
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Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 10, 2009