You do need to see your OB/Gyn. PPD can get worse fast and people need to know what you're feeling. Be sure you let your husband know what's going on so he can be on the look out for any changes in you.
I had PPD with my first two pregnancies. My third baby is due in a few weeks and I'm already feeling hormonal and down. It's just something you have to get through.
If you have seveer PPD, there are medications your OB/Gyn can prescribe that are safe to take even if you're breastfeeding. Sometimes you forget some details once you get into the doctor's office, so I'd advise making a list of all of your symptoms and then go and discuss them with your doctor.
Exercise and eating healthy will also help a ton. Just a brisk walk can do wonders. Exercise produces a depression fighting chemical in your brain. Too many carbs and sugars will get you feeling even more down. Be sure to eat a lot of protein.
at 10:38 AM on Nov. 23, 2009