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Did you suffer from postpartum depression after pregnancy?

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02/10/15

I never did, and I have a hard (okay, impossible) time believing stories of women who killed their children because they suffered from PPD. Depression in this case is a hormonal issue, which is quite natural. When you're pregnant, your body is producing hormones like crazy. Then, all of a sudden, you're not pregnant. Women who have just had a baby don't need drugs to deal with depression; they need a well balanced diet.

02/09/15

No, I was the happiest person in the world, and I still am! My daughter brightens my day!

10/23/14

Yes I did. Its common. I knew something was wrong with me when I would cry for no reason, just fly off the handle when my husband walked in the door from working hard all day. It was bad it was an up hill battle. I talked to my dr. filled out a form so she could see where i was. I was put on some medication and its working great. I go off the meds in January... SUPER nervious about that but we also might start trying for another baby in January so it might also be a good thing... not so sure... but if it happens its okay. and its okay to get some medication to help you feel better it doesn't mean your weak I just means you need a little help and you can always talk to you dr about stoping them to...

08/01/14

I honestly am scared about this, I suffered from PPD after my most recent miscarriage. It was really hard, and i am so scared that once I carry to term with a million more hormones running through me that it'll be worse.

08/01/14

I suffered from it after both my first and last pregnancies.

My first was out of guilt. I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks then 6 months later found out I was pregnant again. When my son was born I felt so guilty that he had lived when the other baby had passed. I felt like I had done something wrong, even though I knew deep down I hadn't. The one thing I had done wrong though was I didn't go to my dr. I suffered with it for almost 2 1/2 years. Day by day I started to feel better at that time but I still regret being so depressed that I don't remember about the first 4-6 months of my son's life. After this last pregnancy I knew that I was starting to feel the same way so I went straight to my dr. I was put on medication that helped me so much. This time around my 6 months pp I was able to get off the medicine and feel happy without it.

I will ALWAYS recommend someone seeing a dr. even if all they have are the baby blues because you just never know.

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08/01/14

I felt happy but also my daughter was in the hospital needing heart operation so of course I was depressed also. But, I think most cases you feel the new baby happy feeling of course

08/01/14

I had some bad postpartum which turned into severe depression. I currently take medication for my depression... it had really helped with feeling better... although I still have some days when I want to lay in bed with the shades drawn!

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