Welcome to Postpartum Depression - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2010, 07:42 AM #1
DocJohn's Avatar
DocJohn DocJohn is online now
Your Host
Chat Leader
 
Member Since: May 2001
Location: Greater Boston, MA
Posts: 12,216
DocJohn DocJohn is online now
Your Host
Chat Leader
DocJohn's Avatar
DocJohn is doing well.
 
Member Since: May 2001
Location: Greater Boston, MA
Posts: 12,216

15 yr Member
136 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Heart Welcome to Postpartum Depression

For people suffering from postpartum depression, after their child is born. So many people still misunderstand and minimize this serious condition, so we're happy to make a place for those with postpartum depression.

We hope you find support and help from this forum.

Best,
DocJohn
__________________
Don't throw away your shot.
DocJohn is online now  
Hugs from:

advertisement
Old 02-13-2010, 10:18 PM #2
Elysium's Avatar
Elysium Elysium is offline
Where the HELL are we?
 
Member Since: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 3,342
Elysium Elysium is offline
Where the HELL are we?
Elysium's Avatar
Elysium has no updates.
 
Member Since: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 3,342

10 yr Member
30 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

This is great!!

I do not have children myself, but I am glad there is a place here now for folks who do endure this type of depression.

Thanks Doc John!!
__________________
Welcome to Postpartum Depression
Elysium is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 02-13-2010, 10:50 PM #3
NuckingFutz's Avatar
NuckingFutz NuckingFutz is offline
Pet Lady of Psychcentral
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,564
NuckingFutz NuckingFutz is offline
Pet Lady of Psychcentral
NuckingFutz's Avatar
NuckingFutz has no updates.
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,564

10 yr Member
74 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

Thanks DocJohn. I hope more children grow up with their biological moms as a result of this new forum. Wish my mom had this technology.
NuckingFutz is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 02-13-2010, 11:36 PM #4
loveregardless's Avatar
loveregardless loveregardless is offline
Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, from FL
Posts: 266
loveregardless loveregardless is offline
Member
loveregardless's Avatar
loveregardless has no updates.
 
Member Since: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, from FL
Posts: 266

8 yr Member
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

I am a new mom with a 7 month old son, and postpartum wasn't "new" for me, having gone through depression and OCD throughout my life, however, it was DIFFERENT, and I sure could have used a few more supportive voices when my son was first born. Even now, body issues and insecurities about parenting make it hard to feel like I'm doing a "good enough" job. So, thanks! I will certainly find this section very useful!! <3
loveregardless is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 02-14-2010, 10:32 AM #5
amante's Avatar
amante amante is offline
Grand Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 631
amante amante is offline
Grand Member
amante's Avatar
amante has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 631

8 yr Member
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

Wonderful addition to the PC forums. My sister suffered for very many years.
__________________
Amanda
amante is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 02-17-2010, 03:14 PM #6
amante's Avatar
amante amante is offline
Grand Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 631
amante amante is offline
Grand Member
amante's Avatar
amante has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 631

8 yr Member
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

loveregardless,
I am sure you are doing a fine job raising your 7mth old baby. Just remember, there is no right or wrong way to parenting. When you have your insecurities - just look at your amazing baby that you created with love.
__________________
Amanda
amante is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 02-20-2010, 04:11 PM #7
Michah's Avatar
Michah Michah is offline
Magnate
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,332
Michah Michah is offline
Magnate
Michah's Avatar
Michah has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,332

10 yr Member PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

Thanks Doc!!!

Wonderful! Glad to see this brought into the light in a supportive and safe way.......

I also wish I had had this support when I had my son......post partum depression is AWFUL

Thank you.

Michah
__________________
For all things Light and Dark.......http://thedemonrun.wordpress.com/

The only Truth that exists.....
.........Is that there is no absolute Truth.
Michah is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-27-2010, 11:02 AM #8
fearfulfrog's Avatar
fearfulfrog fearfulfrog is offline
Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 145
fearfulfrog fearfulfrog is offline
Member
fearfulfrog's Avatar
fearfulfrog has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 145

10 yr Member
2 hugs
given
Default Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

Seems like this will be a good thread to stay with. I had post- partum depression after my son (now 7yrs); Talk therapy did wonders- I chose not to medicate so I could nurse. My nightmare began when I WASN'T Dx with PPD. When after 2 1/2 years of fertility treatments failed and our resources had run out I had PPD with psychosis thrown in. Long story short, I lost my son to my sister and now I have been fighting to get him back ever since. I have a court conference coming up April 1st- I am trying to locate studies, info, anything that will support me when I say that yes, I had issues, but that doesn't mean that i can never be a mother again!

The defenses go up and i fall apart thinking about being attacked in court by my sister- not the best way to appear before a judge when he is deciding if you can have your son back because now you are better!

Thank you for letting me vent. I look forward to reading what others are going through- and prayfully being able to share my victory when I can be a mom again full-time!
__________________
F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God)




fearfulfrog is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 04-24-2010, 06:42 AM #9
Diva1 Diva1 is offline
New Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Diva1 Diva1 is offline
New Member
Diva1 has no updates.
 
Member Since: Apr 2010
Posts: 3

8 yr Member
Trig Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

I had PPD after my child was born. Mine hit especially hard since she was born terminally ill. We has Hospice living in our house 24/7 after she finally came home the hospital to "die". There were days I wished I had a gun in the house or I felt like driving my car into a tree. She somehow managed to live for 10 years. It was during this 10 year period I developed bipolar. I was just diagnosed with it. Is BP illness from the incredible stress I lived with for 10 years??? I truly cannot believe I am still alive.

Last edited by wanttoheal; 04-24-2010 at 08:31 AM. Reason: added trigger icon
Diva1 is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 04-25-2010, 02:56 PM #10
fearfulfrog's Avatar
fearfulfrog fearfulfrog is offline
Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 145
fearfulfrog fearfulfrog is offline
Member
fearfulfrog's Avatar
fearfulfrog has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 145

10 yr Member
2 hugs
given
Trig Re: Welcome to Postpartum Depression

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diva1 View Post
I had PPD after my child was born. Mine hit especially hard since she was born terminally ill. We has Hospice living in our house 24/7 after she finally came home the hospital to "die". There were days I wished I had a gun in the house or I felt like driving my car into a tree. She somehow managed to live for 10 years. It was during this 10 year period I developed bipolar. I was just diagnosed with it. Is BP illness from the incredible stress I lived with for 10 years??? I truly cannot believe I am still alive.
I have wondered the same about bipolar. Only Dx'd after PPD was mostly past- I can only semi-relate to your pain, my losses were early in pregnancy- before 12 weeks; Every month was a rollercoaster of yes it took; no it didn't; Is it any wonder that I have highs and lows now? Just turned 44 yesterday- four years ago we got pregnant for the last time, next few weeks are the hardest to get through, the loss is profound!
__________________
F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God)




fearfulfrog is offline  
"Thanks for this!" says:
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.