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Thread: post partum depression
20th July 2014 04:45 PM #1
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post partum depression
How would you know if you're having a post partum depression?
Signs and symptoms?
24th July 2014 06:37 AM #2
Thank you for posting this important question.
Unfortunately postnatal depression (also known as postpartum depression) affects around 1 in 5 of new mums. Signs that you have postnatal depression include:
- a low mood that you are unable to break out of
- low energy
- trouble sleeping
- not wanting to eat
- feeling desperate
- feeling sad for long periods of time
It's really important to seek help and support if you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself? You can talk to a health visitor or doctor. There is nothing to be ashamed of - it is not your fault but you will need extra support to help you.
Is this something you think you may be experiencing yourself?
8th August 2014 07:34 PM #3
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- Aug 2014
I thought postpartum depression was not a real thing until I experienced it myself. I was crying almost every night when I am alone with my baby, since my husband works at night that time. I was very frustrated when I can't breastfeed my baby. I felt ugly and fat.
I was lucky to have a very understanding husband, my resident psychiatrist. He helped me go through that stage and bring back my confidence.