What can I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

what do i do about it?

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s.bryant

Asked by s.bryant at 9:28 PM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's real.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Talk to your doctor and get some help. My dear friend went through this with both her children, the first she kept silent and truly suffered deeply. With her second she knew she needed help and went to her doctor and got the help she needed. Silence is the worst thing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Talk to your OB and they will direct you to a psychiatrist and therapist.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • i know it is real...tahst why i asked what can i do about it
    s.bryant

    Answer by s.bryant at 9:31 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • If you're feeling depressed after your baby's birth, you may be reluctant or embarrassed to admit it. But it's important to tell your doctor. If the signs and symptoms of depression don't fade after a few weeks or if they're so severe that they interfere with your ability to complete everyday tasks, call your doctor. Early intervention can speed your recovery.

    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 9:36 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • It is important that you understand that it is a real disease/disorder/condition....whatever you choose to call it. You are not alone and you have alot of different options. First and formost is talking about it. So check that onbe off the list....see you are already on your way to feeling better.
    Be open to more that just talking to your Dr and patner about it. Medication can be a life saver (literally) and also therapy can be helpful.
    Cry, cry, cry! feel your emotions dont keep then inside or you will explode. Depression has a way of building up and then turning into concrete. THe feelings harden and are more difficult to loosen and feel, do you understand what I mean? It is much easier to feel sad, frustrated, helpless ect. and then move forward.
    Just remember, dont ask for help and then not follow through. You have already admitted to all of us (the ones that know that what you are feeling is real) that
    Ihatelaundry

    Answer by Ihatelaundry at 9:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • you are struggling. You owe it to yourself to continue with getting help. Drs, friends family they all have resources and probably alot more information than you think they do, just ask!

    Ps. This too will pass, I promise!
    Ihatelaundry

    Answer by Ihatelaundry at 9:41 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • before i got pregnant i was on meds for depression but i had to stop taking them after i got pregnant..i dont want to do anything..i dont like sex like i used2 i am in a bad mood most of the time..I want to eat more then i usually do.... i feel like i need to cry but i cant..i feel like i got to be strong for my husband and our baby...just how i feel..and right now i dont got the money to pay to see a doctor so im not sure what to do
    s.bryant

    Answer by s.bryant at 9:47 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • i went through the same thing with my 14 month old and i started going to therapy once a month and that really helps. it is also really good to have a strong support system behind you and the most important thing that helped me was time.
    MommyOfThree641

    Answer by MommyOfThree641 at 9:50 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • another thing that really helped me was talking to other people that went through the same thing. sometimes it is easier to talk to strangers than your family and friends so you dont disappoint them or feel embarrassed. just talk and let it out. good luck.
    MommyOfThree641

    Answer by MommyOfThree641 at 9:53 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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