For how long after the birth of a child can a mother experience postpartum depression?

Is it true that you have a chance of suffering from postpartum during the whole first year of your child???

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Nov. 8, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it's very possible if you don't recieve help. I had it pretty bad with my baby. It was somehow connected to breastfeeding and after 3 weeks I had to stop because he had acid reflux. The second I stopped breastfeeding my post partum went away...I think it was because we were having so much trouble breastfeeding...I dunno
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • Yes it is possible. I have it and im not scared to tell anyone. if you think of if you have it you should get help. Talk to your doctor they can help.
    dewey_scoles

    Answer by dewey_scoles at 9:56 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • Yes, any time from birth to 1 year after giving birth.
    3maniacsmom

    Answer by 3maniacsmom at 10:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • I've always heard birth-2 years.
    mrseum

    Answer by mrseum at 10:07 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • depends on the woman... i mean i had no postpardum.. and it was so nice... i was tired but after being told that babies werent possible, and then getting pregnant, i was looking forward to every single sleepless night, every nasty poopy diaper, the whole shabang... if you know that you can easily get depressed easily, you have a better chance of getting depression after the birth, but there are some great treatments out there... whether you want to go pill form, or therapy... they are even introducing out here, new yoga classes to help with post pardum... Good luck to any mom who has it... remember it doesnt rain forever,
    sweetscrappin

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 10:16 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • I had PPD after both of my children.....more like the baby blues. I didnt' have to go on antidepressents, but I was miserable for about 6 weeks with both. My doc said that if you have feelings of hurting yourself or your child it is serious. At my 6 week appt I was feeling better. She didn't recommend antidepressents at the time. I am doing fine now. (6 months postpartum) But I heard it lasting a year or more especially if you were prone to depression before hand.
    shanny35

    Answer by shanny35 at 11:33 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • I had depression while I was pregnant with my 3rd baby and started zolof then because the chances of it getting worse or lapsing after giving birth were high. I am still on it and my daughter is 6 months. I'm not sure that I'm ready to start weaning off of it yet. I meet with my dr in a few weeks to asses where I am. I've has some friends who were over their depression quickly after birth and some who had it last quite a while. Depends on the severity and the woman.
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 12:03 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

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