I Battled With Postpartum Depression

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    Getting Better Slowly

    I have been diagnosed with PPD with anxiety. Depression is nothing new to me but it really hit hard durning my pregnancy and even more so after I gave birth. My son is now almost 8 weeks old. I take an antidepressant, a sleeping pill and anxiety medication just to get though my...
    rainnydday rainnydday
    26-30, F
    Nov 25, 2012


    In 2011 I had my son, Dallas (: I love him dearly! I had preeclampsia and was induced at 38 weeks, I was also anemic afterwards. I was diagnosed with PPD, but was further diagnosed with depression and eventually bipolar disorder. Here for anyone who wants to talk or needs help...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013

    I know this is isn't normal,

    but I feel like my son is better off without me. Im so confused why Im feeling like this. I have social anxiety issues as well so having a kid that needs a lot of socializing will never work with a mom who has social anxieties. Every moms want the best things for their kids. But...
    IntrovertMe IntrovertMe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    Is This Postpartum Depression?

    I had my son 2 months ago and I wanted a girl but did not get a girl. I seemed ok about it after awhile but now I cannot even walk through wal-mart in the baby section to buy for my son without my eyes wondering over to the girls section and then I am holding tears back so people...
    LilMrs LilMrs
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2013

    My wife has terrible ppd.

    It's our third child and I'm stuck dealing with all three kids and trying to make a living. Often all she wants to do is sleep or medicate herself.
    jthor jthor
    41-45, M
    Jul 14, 2014
    Ay3sha Ay3sha
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    I Think I Have Postpartum Depression

    I gave birth to my wonderful son in December, he is the light of my life and I love him more than anything but I just cannot feel happy. The past couple of months I have been feeling so sad and down all the time. I have suffered from depression in the past so I could easily...
    tigerlily80 tigerlily80
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2012

    And I won. Oh my god.

    Those panic attacks and violent thoughts were enough to make me never have another baby! I knew I was at risk because of my history with depression, but... wow... it was a life-or-death experience. What made it hurt so much, for me, was how freaking gorgeous my baby and her...
    rhiajanita rhiajanita
    26-30, F
    Apr 25, 2015


    After i had my son i had postpartum depression very bad. my father and i dont get along what so ever and im a teen mom so i live with my parents still. and i would yell at my dad about every day. throw things at him. one time my sons swing wouldnt work so i put him in his bed and...
    babymama16 babymama16
    22-25, F
    Feb 16, 2012

    I was 19 when I had my first baby.

    .. but my depression started about five months into my pregnancy. I was so young and boyfriend was my age so definitely young as well. when I found out I was pregnant my husband was in Mexico I called him to give him the news but he wasn't happy... never told me this I found out...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 30, 2015

    I Have Two Wonderful Kids That Are Now 20 And 17

    I had postpartum depression after my first child. She was absolutely the most beautiful baby, and I'm not just saying that :) We were living with my parents in law at the time and the stress of that and a new baby was too much. I barely got any sleep one morning and as my...
    karinalyn karinalyn
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    How Do You Deal With Postpartum Depression??

    I'm 28 yrs old and had my daughter 4 months ago and find myself sad, angry, lonely, guilty! It all started a month after I had my daughter. The loneliness is a huge part of my depression because my boyfriend works in the afternoon and doesn't get home till 11pm sometimes mid...
    sad25 sad25
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    I Dropped My Basket

    I met my husband, married, and gave birth to our daughter in 18 months :) what can I say? I was 19 he was 25 and we knew what we wanted so why wait? I dropped my basket when 5 1/2 months after our daughter was born I found out I was...
    MPoppins MPoppins
    Jul 17, 2009

    After I gave birth to my first,

    I started to have nasty dreams. Some of them were about if ISIS took over and then barging in our house when my husband was at work and then killing my son for crying. Another dream was about my parents dragging me out of our house (again, when my husband was at work) and making...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2016

    I Battled Postpartum Depression

    I always grew up knowing I wanted to be a mother.  That's all I ever wanted to be. I met my husband in high school and we were together for 7 years and decided to get pregnant. It was a planned pregnancy. I was ecstatic. I had an amazing pregnancy and...
    boobas boobas
    1 Response May 4, 2009

    I Dropped My Basket

    I met my husband, married, and gave birth to our daughter in 18 months :) what can I say? I was 19 he was 25 and we knew what we wanted so why wait? I dropped my basket when 5 1/2 months after our daughter was born I found out I was...
    MPoppins MPoppins
    1 Response Jul 17, 2009
    Ay3sha Ay3sha
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    My experience began while I was pregnant.

    Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th birthday I found out the gender and it was a boy. I was the happiest I had ever been. I loved buying baby clothes, blankets, books. I loved...
    remember22 remember22
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    Mom Of 5 Chill Your R Ok Ladies

    trust me this is all natural and fine, any version of it and I think I covered them all. I was happy, sad, homicidal, and mellow it is all worth it and all manageable if you know how and are honest with yourself and yourfeelings. Do not feel shame for who and what you are.
    Shallanna Shallanna
    36-40, F
    May 4, 2013
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