Postparum Depression

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Postparum Depression
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Wed, 10-22-2008 - 3:39pm

Does anyone have any experience with PPD?

 

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 11:46am

Thank you for your lovely post, which sounded, sadly, like a farewell. You are right, though, we will eventually drift away from this board full of terrific women as our lives evolve.


I think the gym idea sounds great. Sport will make you feel better, even if only temporarily. I've been eiither cycling or walking every day since DS arrived, which really helps, even when i am dead tired. Despite that, and eating well, I'm not feeling 100%. I went to my gynacologist today for my post-delivery check-upand he actually laughed at me for complaining. He said we cant expect to feel brilliant straight away after putting our bodies through all these hormonal changes, not to mention the physical side of it all. At least he didnt make reference to my age, which is what my mother did when I mentioned feeling under the weather...(He did, however, give me the go-ahead to start running again, gently, so I am over the moon and will be out there in running shoes as soon as I feel OK again!)


You are so right that having children later motivates us to keep healthy and young at heart. I really hope you are already feeling less heavy-hearted and worried. Give Esai a cuddle when you feel down and always remember that whatever people say, he would not have existed without you and just look the darling!!


Torielle


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Registered: 03-01-2007
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 11:39am

Hi Rachelle,


I just wanted to mention that we have a wonderful Postpartum Depression board on iVillage.

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Registered: 05-09-2008
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 6:29am

(((((HUGS))))) Rachelle!


I am really, really sorry you are feeling so down.

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 10:11pm
Thanks for the kind words.

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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 4:24pm

Thanks, Torielle for all of the positive reinforcement.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 3:18pm

Thanks, Ricci for taking out time from your busy day as a new mom to show some support.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 3:06pm

Thank you, Tracy Lynn for your support.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 2:54pm

Thanks, Joan for always being there!

 

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 2:21pm

Thanks, Dyan for letting me know that I am not alone.

 

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 1:29pm

Dont be sad, Rachelle, but if it doesnt go away you may need medical advice. I havent had PPD but I have felt and am feeling so many of the emotions you and those replying to your post have mentioned. I am ridiculously scared that I will suddenly get a terminal illness and leave my 2 darlings motherless. Indeed, last night one of my breasts was so swollen that I lay awake for over an hour wondering if I had a really nasty BC and if so, how would I or anyone else know it with so much going on at the moment (i am tired, my breasts hurt and are lumpy and my last blood test showed an abnormally low lymphocyte count - now i dont know what that means but it is certainly a sign of a weakened immune system!)


I cry at almost anything I watch on TV, which is why I've more or less stopped watching and the same happens when i read anything baby-related in novels or the newspaper.


I really empathise with what you are saying about not wanting your life to end because it is so good. Even on bad days when I argue with DH, baby cries and DD is stroppy, I feel I am the luckiest woman in the world and fear that it cant continue and I will have to "pay" for it sometime.


If I'm honest I am most scared that I will die and someone else will have the pleasure of rearing my children and they will forget me. And that is just selfish!!


I was sad about Paul Newman too, by-the-way.


What I've said surely doesnt help at all - but i wanted to join in all the same!


Big hugs

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