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How do i know if i got postpartum depression?

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GyesMommy08

Asked by GyesMommy08 at 7:57 PM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Health

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  • http://www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/postpartum-depression-symptoms
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:59 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • what are your symptoms? Many people know if they are depressed or not. has your mood changed for the worst since the baby? where you just dont want to do much but sit around and cry? Do you enjoy taking care of your little one or think its a hassale?
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • well first off youre asking about it so you probably do. you will just feel drained and really antisocial and may have a lot of terrible thoughts of everything all the time. if you worry all the time and you can tell it takes a toll on how you feel physicaly. if you are really worried about it tell your doc, even if you just call his office.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Oh please don't go off a website or people here.  They are not your Dr. Make an appt.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • But I am a mom who has survived a Postpartum Mood Disorder twice and now help other women via peer support and advocacy. If you're thinking that you may have Postpartum Depression, the best thing you can do is to call your doctor and make an appointment. Do be sure though that they check you for both anemia and thyroid issues. Both of these can masquerade as Postpartum Depression and it's important to rule them out prior to taking anti-depressants. And you may not even need anti-depressants, that's between you and your doctor.

     


    Warmest,


    Lauren


     


    PS. You can also find a Coordinator in your area at this website: http://www.postpartum.net. Postpartum Support International has been connecting women struggling with Postpartum Depression with reliable resources for years. These women are dedicated, knowledgeable, and will go above and beyond as you journey toward recovery.

    jaguariana

    Answer by jaguariana at 8:00 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

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