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I Had Post-partum Depression

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    Postpartum Depression - I was in denial and unsure why i was feeling the way i did nearly every day after my daughter was born. It was a little over 2 years later that i finally...
    angelpie923 angelpie923 31-35, F 2 Responses May 8, 2012

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    I Was Angry Before During And After... - I wasnt happy whe I found out I was pregnant because I was deployed at the time and when my husband and had the sex that made the baby, it...
    Ashahmal Ashahmal 22-25, F Mar 12, 2011

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    Going Through It Now... - I delivered my baby girl via scheduled c-section August 29th. Instead of having a spinal block as originally planned, I had to be put under general...
    asajaybird asajaybird 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    Not Me, Or Is It? - I've had a pretty difficult life. I was diagnosed with having depression as a teen but I was always able to control it. On Sept 15, 06 I found out that I...
    mybaby07 mybaby07 21-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    Post Delivery Problems - I had, much to my surprise, twins.  I guess I should have known that somehow that would be in the 'cards.'  My father (born in the 1940's) was a twin...
    mrswinecaddyman mrswinecaddyman 51-55, F Sep 16, 2011

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    I Want To Cut My Mother Out My Life - i just cant do it no more i reached my breaking point i feel the need to just cut her out my life all my mom ever does is belittle me she...
    coolrunningsned coolrunningsned 18-21 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    I Don't Know What Is Wrong With Me - I feel like I am stupid and have nothing to complain about but I can't help the way that I feel It started off with our first born. I found...
    crafttacular crafttacular 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Post Partum And Abortion - i am a mother of two beautiful and amazing children my son who is about to be 6 and a daughter who is a demanding drama queen who should be going on 20...
    hikergirl85 hikergirl85 26-30 2 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    Path Of Pain. - I walk these streets......broken home.....broken bones, I don't know if you know but I know that no one knows. this is a story about to unfold, people told me your...
    darktwistedmind darktwistedmind 22-25, M Dec 23, 2010

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    I Thought I Was Strong Until... - I had my son 3 months ago via C-section. I have a history of depression and anxiety so I knew I was at risk for PPD, but I had no idea what was...
    Dandra Dandra 36-40, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Post-partum Depression ;( - I'm 28yrs old & struggling with Post-partum depression and I feel so lost. We was trying to get pregnant for 4yrs God Blessed us with a beautiful baby...
    Zellmom Zellmom 26-30 3 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    I Got Out Of It And Am 1000 Percent Better - I have been depressed before but this little bugger of an illness took the cake. I had the depression, the crushing anxiety and a year...
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    More Than Just The Blues - I have a beautiful baby boy who will be 14 months this April 2011 and I am currently getting treatment for post-partum depression at a hospital in...
    mtbear mtbear 31-35 2 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    My Heart Aches - so here i sit alone, so sad. had a new baby, my older boy is 2. I can't laugh, im so tired. The dad doesnt help at all except to yell at are 2 year old and call...
    withoutwithin withoutwithin 26-30, F 3 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I had my son 4 1/2 years ago. I always wanted children but I was scared as hell when I found out I was pregnant. my pregnancy was full of sickness the whole time and when I had...
    parisblues parisblues 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    You Are Not Alone - My post-partum depression started 2 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter. It was a very serious depression, I couldn't drive anywhere alone, I couldn't go...
    inmyworld inmyworld 22-25 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Serious Symptoms, But Still Unsure...? - I don't know if this is PPD or "baby blues", but I have been experiencing symptoms since the birth of my son, a little over a month ago. I...
    ange81290 ange81290 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    I Have Had Post-partum Depression - i have had post-par-tum depression twice.... and its definitely the worst thing that has ever happened to me... in March 2008 i got married to...
    cookieymacho cookieymacho 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    My Story - Written During the Depression. - ATTENTION: this was written when I was going through PPD. My son is now 15 months old and I am doing much better.     I had...
    neemeeneemee neemeeneemee 22-25 Jun 9, 2008

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    Scary - I was blissed out with my first child, so I was caught completely off-guard when I became severely depressed after my second. When it got to the point where I was starting...
    summertime summertime 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2006

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    Postpartum Depression And Marriage - My son is two years old. I am just barely starting to feel better about life since having him. I have battled an extreme case of PPD. I...
    AmForm AmForm 22-25, F 3 Responses May 31, 2012

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    Fade To Black - A baby. what a responsibility to accept, knowing that this little bundle is relying on you. One baby per household is overwhelming, and additional children can be...
    lonelinessmyfriend lonelinessmyfriend 26-30 3 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Depression? Not Sure - I was 18 years of age when I found out  I was pregnant. I hadn't planned for this to happened and was on my way to enjoying life. I was fearful for what my...
    smellies smellies 18-21 Apr 16, 2012

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    Coming Out Of Post-partum Depression - When I got pregnant with my third child at 29 I was very upset.  I had two children and I was happy with that.  I had been putting off...
    junabuna junabuna 31-35 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    One Of The Darkest Times Of My Life! - My son was born in September of 2011 via csection. He had a somewhat difficult time during his hospital stay, as he couldn't eat or keep...
    ashleyhanson2512 ashleyhanson2512 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    The Irrational Thoughts Still Scare Me... - Before I got pregnant with my first daughter, I suffered 3 miscarriages and took the losses especially hard.  With help from a...
    MargaritaSandcrab MargaritaSandcrab 26-30 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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    My Experience With Post-partum Depression - My experience with post-partum depression  During my pregnancy, my husband and I heard many stories in regards to post-partum...
    RotRosha RotRosha 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2006

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    Post Partum And Anxiety - wow, glad I found a group for this. Anyone get bad anxiety constantly nagging you saying what if you hurt your baby? it scares the hell out of me and has...
    AstroBlue AstroBlue 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    I Have Been There... - If I had to describe post-partum depression (PPD) in only one word, it would be the word "HELL". It is truly your... own... personal... HELL. It has been 8...
    SilentDolphin SilentDolphin 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Over And Above Normal Depression - After I had my daughter, I was thinking about dying and crying after every song I heard because regardless of whether it was a sad song or not...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Apr 30, 2011

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    Scared :s - Hi, my name is Diane. Im 42 and live in Canada. I have 3 kids.. 22/17 and 10.  When I had my last daughter, about 3 months after, I had the worst night of my life. I...
    GypsyWolf43 GypsyWolf43 41-45 Dec 15, 2011

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    Yes, I Cried Without Being Abl... - Yes, I cried without being able to stop for 2 days after my first child was born - but after that - I guess I got over it.  It didn't...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 2 Responses May 24, 2007

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    A Time For Meloncoly - My world came crashing down while I was sitting in my doctors office at my 6week PP appointment. My doctor calmly sat me down in his office and explained to...
    mammaofone mammaofone 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Damn Nightmare - I was so crappy and bitchy. Wow.. I'm glad that was over... I'm happy now..
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2011

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    Prone To Depression - I've battled depression all my life, and I had no idea how much worse it would get after I had my son. It was worsened even more because of the fact that we...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Sep 2, 2013

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    I Think I Had A... - I think i had a mild case of PPD after my first child was born, but i was never diagnosed with it. If what i had was a mild case of PPD than i seriously...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 1 Response May 24, 2007

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    Not the Same As "Regular" Depression - I have been depressed off and on for years. PPD is a completely different cat. I actually expected to have depression after giving birth...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2008

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    My Husband Is Deployed and Dealling With Postpartum Depression - I have been dealing with postpartum depression.  i am really scared and all i want is my husband home from...
    nevaehsent nevaehsent 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    My Story - I am sharing my story to let all the woman out there know that you are not alone. As I was struggling with PPD even tough I had a great support system, I still felt so...
    dlc6008 dlc6008 26-30 1 Response Oct 15, 2010

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    I'll Never Have More Children - I really feel like I am in mourning. I had postpartum depression horribly with my first daughter, born in 2004, and ended up on 200 mg of Zoloft and...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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    Ppd With Second Son - I had my second son feb 2 of this year. After i had him at the hostipal i was good, but the next day i couldn't walk at all. it took over 1 month for me to be...
    sweetgirl49022 sweetgirl49022 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    I Need To Be Me Again - Ok so I need somewhere to write this out before I loose my mind. So please follow me as I vent. I had my daughter 6 months ago and I have a son who almost 5...
    peachbum0323 peachbum0323 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    I Think I Have Post-partum Depression. - My name is Cassandra I am 18 years old and just had my beautiful son 5 months ago on the 22nd of August. I was 135 lbs before getting...
    CassandraAplin CassandraAplin 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    I Had And Have Now Again Post-partum Depression - I am suffering for the second time a Post-partum Depression. It all began after the birth of my first son. I had both an easy and...
    warby warby 36-40 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    I Just Want to Feel Happy For Once - It seems like everything has been crashing lately. I feel like the worst mother for being angry at my daughter. I feel so guilty for this...
    secretzz916 secretzz916 22-25 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    Post-partum - This is one thing that scares me if I ever get a child.  I am prone to depression and post-partum can affect me.  I already have enough...I don't need more.  What...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Nov 19, 2011

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    Bad Postpartum Depression - So I hate to admit it but I still have Postpartum Depression, every time I think I'm getting better I get down. So I have struggled for 2 years now...
    300ladybug 300ladybug 31-35 Jul 15, 2008

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    The Years of Living Hell - When my mom and dad divorced, my mom soon began to look for new boyfriends. She could only find abusive men. One of my stepdads beat my mom and...
    Ninasaurusrex Ninasaurusrex 16-18, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    Glad It's Over - I never experienced this with my boys, my first three children.  When I found out I was having a daughter, I was estatic!  The pregnancy was harder than...
    Jennaflower Jennaflower 36-40, F Jan 19, 2008

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