I think it's a lot more common than you may think. I had very very mild post-partum. I wouldn't even call it that ... more like the "baby blues". The first 2 weeks, I was on cloud 9 and so happy. We had people coming over and sleep deprivation hadn't hit yet. Then, when my son was 2 weeks old, the blues started. It was like the honeymoon period was over and this was my life. Sleep deprivation was awful, I was in pain from breastfeeding and switched to formula, and I was going through horrible hormonal change. I remember cringing when my son would cry, having no emotion towards him whatsoever when I'd look at him, going crazy in the middle of the night when he'd cry unconsolably. I would have to wake up DH and say "You HAVE to take over or else I'm gonna go insane". Thankfully he was very supportive. It only last 2 weeks, until my son was 4 weeks old. It's completely normal, and there are lots of people you can talk to.
at 9:39 AM on May. 8, 2009