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Old 08-12-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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PPD question?

I don't think I'm overly depressed, just not a happy camper since dd's been born. I love her to pieces, but I just don't like spending time with her. I feel bad cause I'll totally take my other daughter (2 year old) with me in a second, but am happy to leave dd2 at home. Makes me feel like a bad mom that I don't enjoy spending time with her. she cry's a lot (although she's starting to get better) so its really tiring me. Is this a normal thing? or does that sound like ppd? I just feel like I"m totally favoring my older dd, but I can't help it.


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Old 08-12-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry you are feeling down about how you feel towards dd2. You do love her and that counts and so does the many many things you do for her. I can't say with any authority whether you have PPD or some form of the baby blues - but asking your midwife or Dr. would be appropriate.

I'm so glad I talked to my Dr. I too have had guilty feelings because of the way I feel towards my beloved dd. I'm not here to hijack your thread - but I wanted to tell you that yes, other moms have similiar feelings and talking about them is good. It is healthy that you recognize this and it shows you are a good mother. Take care and get some rest!
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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I had PPD, and didn't realize it until someone else posted their story and talked about a site that had a self-assessment with automatic scoring. I took the assessment and realized that I was very deep into PPD and had been undiagnosed for 18 months.

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Old 08-13-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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I had PPD but did not realize it until the 6 month follow up with my OB. She asked how I was doing and I burst into tears. I had no idea how unhappy I was. All it took was a few weeks of therapy with a psychiatrist who worked mostly with moms and I was a new person. I didn't even need meds.

If you are questioning it at all, call your OB. You need 100% of yourself esp with more than one kid.

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Old 08-13-2006, 09:03 PM   #5
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Hi and
You`re not a bad mom , nor are you favoring one over the other.
Right now, you`re doing the best you can and it seems that you`re not avoiding to answer your baby`s needs either.
Relationships between us and the babies aren`t as written in books and all wonderful and beautiful and so, and so...
PPD is a reality that takes many shapes and forms (I`ve been and still am going through for the second time) . Remember : it does go away. Hang in there !
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