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Old 03-08-2010, 12:49 PM #1
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I thought I would start a thread to get this going. I can say from my experience that postpartum was the worst condition I have ever had. I almost lost my son due to PD.

Any moms out there reading this, please know that many of us here do understand you and can relate. This is serious and please don't let any one tell there is no such thing.

You can raise your child when you have PD regarless of what the misconceptions by others are.
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I hope you won't mind me asking this, but I've been wondering what the difference is between depression and postpartum depression. I mean in the actual symptoms.
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I hope you won't mind me asking this, but I've been wondering what the difference is between depression and postpartum depression. I mean in the actual symptoms.
Hi LogicandJeans. For me the PD symptons were just like sevear depression. All my depression symptons were hightened to the max. I would say basically any depression sypmtons you are having, if you get PD, you will still have them and then some, probably.

If you have any of the symptons below, please see your T, pdoc, doctor, OB doctor, any professional so you can get the help you need. I took these from WebMD. The mayo clinic also has these symptons. You can find this information on the web. If you have any of these symptons, I would certainly say something to a professional. It can get worse, much worse, even if you think you are fine.


Depressed mood-tearfulness, hopelessness, and feeling empty inside, with or without severe anxiety.

Loss of pleasure in either all or almost all of your daily activities.

Appetite and weight change-usually a drop in appetite and weight, but sometimes the opposite.

Sleep problems-usually trouble with sleeping, even when your baby is sleeping.

Noticeable change in how you walk and talk-usually restlessness, but sometimes sluggishness.

Extreme fatigue or loss of energy.

Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, with no reasonable cause.

Difficulty concentrating and making decisions.

Thoughts about death or suicide. Some women with PPD have fleeting, frightening thoughts of harming their babies: these thoughts tend to be fearful thoughts, rather than urges to harm.

Feeling removed from your baby, other people, and your surroundings (depersonalization).

Extremely confused and disorganized thinking, increasing your risk of harming yourself, your baby, or another person.2

Drastically changing moods and bizarre behavior.
Extreme agitation or restlessness.

Unusual hallucinations, often involving sight, smell, hearing, or touch.

Delusional thinking that isn't based in reality
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Also looking for some support and encouragement. I had great success with an IVF online support group before boy #2 so hoping for some regulars....anyone else??
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Thanks for this post. My cousin is struggling with postpartum and before her we never would have believed it existed.
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thank you for this thread to raise awareness about Postpartum Depression
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