Hi, I'm new to this group. I'm currently struggling with the end portion of postpartum depression. My daughter is almost 15 months old, but my husband deployed from when she was 2 1/2 weeks old until she was 9 months old. We had just moved cross-country, so I knew no one and had no support from any military spouse groups in the area or anything. I had very severe postpartum depression for the first 4 or 5 months, then started to very slowly improve. Every month I get a little bit better, but it's been a devastatingly slow recovery. I still struggle a LOT with fatigue, even though my daughter sleeps about 12 hours per night. I wake up and feel like I haven't slept. I've been tested for iron levels, vitamin D levels, thyroid, etc. but they're all normal. So it's just PPD. I've started going to a counselor, but it hasn't made a large impact yet.
Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to getting to know you ladies.