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Old 11-19-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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PPD?

How can you tell if you have PPD or just feeling overwhelmed?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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Re: PPD?

I would pop to your GP just in case. Healthy Mommy is what every baby needs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: PPD?

I can tell when my depression starts up when i have the feeling of complete dispair.
That is just the worst feeling ever.
I hope you start feeling better. Are you keeping up on vitamins? Make sure you get a little time to yourself now and again too.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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for me its when my baby's cries make me cringe and I don't want to be around him/her.
Thats when I know I need to hand the baby to my husband and call a doctor.
I don't take my meds all the time but I make sure to after I have a baby because I think I get ppd (i haven't discussed it with a doc). Both times I've been pregnant I've had trouble with feeling "crazy" like I cant handle things and overwhelmed to the point of not being mentally present. It usually lasts for the first 4 months or so. When they start sleeping through the night.

I hope you get to feeling better. I would talk to your doctor and let him know the feelings you are going through.
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Re: PPD?

If you're asking yourself if you have it, get help.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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If you're asking yourself if you have it, get help.
^ so true.
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Both times I've been pregnant I've had trouble with feeling "crazy" like I cant handle things and overwhelmed to the point of not being mentally present. It usually lasts for the first 4 months or so. When they start sleeping through the night.
This was me. I couldn't deal with anything or process simple questions and was seriously overwhelmed. Every time someone would start crying my first response was to hide. And I was getting frustrated with typical newborn things.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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This was me. I couldn't deal with anything or process simple questions and was seriously overwhelmed. Every time someone would start crying my first response was to hide. And I was getting frustrated with typical newborn things.
Yes, exactly.
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Re: PPD?

I remember feeling that I had no joy left. I felt like I was physically present but not mentally there. Little things, like having to clean up the lunch mess yet again, would make me sob. I would wake up in the morning and cry because I couldn't fathom doing another day. It got to where I couldn't function.

Like a pp said, if you're asking, get help.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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I'm still unsure. I don't feel the same way about my 7 week old that I did/do about my almost 2 year old. But the toddler was my first born. I was frustrated last night with the baby, she had been fussing all day long and did so until 4am. She wants to be held all the time and I am resenting it. I want to spend time with my toddler without the baby, and a shower would be nice. I love her, obviously. But that overwhelming feeling of love isn't there like it was with my first. Thoughts?
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