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I had PPD, I got better E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12

I just want people with PPD to know that it can get better.



I'm now 11 weeks PP and feeling so much better after taking my meds for a few weeks and seeing a counsellor. I used to sing all the time but stopped when I was pregnant and I have found myself doing it again, it makes me feel happy. And my daughter makes me smile so much, I can't believe how mad I used to get with her when I was depressed, she can't help being a baby and needing me. I know that now. I haven't cried for no reason for ages either. Woo!



She is so beautiful and I am so happy to have her, I wouldn't change anything that has happened this year <3



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GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
6th Dec '12

Glad you are feeling better!!
It DOES get better with the proper care.

I had severe PPD with my second pregnancy. 3 weeks PP I almost took my own life & ended up in the hospital (not cause I attempted, cause I knew it was time to get help). right now, a year and a half later - I have been off meds for 6 months and I feel great again.

Congrats on your beautiful baby!!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Dec '12

Aww she's beautiful. And I'm glad you got yourself some help quickly. I didn't get help until 4 1/2 months pp and by that time it was absolutely a dire situation. My meds didn't start to completely help until about 6 months pp and I feel like inloknat photos of my girl and I don't remember any of it. I was just surviving her first 6 months and I feel terrible about that.
Good for you! And your little lady is so beautiful!

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting S+J=A,J & ? {5 weeks}:" Glad you are feeling better!! It DOES get better with the proper care. I had severe PPD with my second ... [snip!] ... now, a year and a half later - I have been off meds for 6 months and I feel great again. Congrats on your beautiful baby!!"


I am glad I listened to the girls on here and got help when I did, sorry you went through that, but glad you are also feeling better now :) and thank you!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" Aww she's beautiful. And I'm glad you got yourself some help quickly. I didn't get help until 4 1/2 months ... [snip!] ... I was just surviving her first 6 months and I feel terrible about that. Good for you! And your little lady is so beautiful!"


This is very similar to my situation.



OP, great job for getting help for your beautiful daughter.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" Aww she's beautiful. And I'm glad you got yourself some help quickly. I didn't get help until 4 1/2 months ... [snip!] ... I was just surviving her first 6 months and I feel terrible about that. Good for you! And your little lady is so beautiful!"


I know what you mean, I don't remember the first month of her life really because I was just so miserable. Glad you are also recovering :) & thank you :)

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Supafly★:" This is very similar to my situation. OP, great job for getting help for your beautiful daughter. "


Thank you :D <3

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" I know what you mean, I don't remember the first month of her life really because I was just so miserable. Glad you are also recovering :) & thank you :)"</blockquote>




I went off the meds about 10 months ago but im so glad I decided to go on them finally when I did. She was planned but I wasn't at all excited about the pregnancy or her arrival leading up to my due date. I thought it would be the magical connection feeling and happiness like people talk about, and like I experienced with my son, but it just wasn't and I felt so guilty.
I'm now 18 weeks 2 days with number three and I am so happy an excited for this pregnancy and for this little BOY (we just found out yesterday) to arrive. But I almost feel guilty because in hindsight I should have felt this way about her too. I don know, it's a struggle but i know that i no longer feel like I'm surviving her, I really enjoy her and love to be around her. But the meds were an absolute life saver. And I mean that literally.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" I know what you mean, I don't remember ... [snip!] ... her, I really enjoy her and love to be around her. But the meds were an absolute life saver. And I mean that literally."


You shouldn't feel guilty, you couldn't help those feelings then. I know, easier said than done. I feel guilty too but I know I can make up for it now by being the best mother I can for her. Congratulations! I'd like another baby when DD is about five, I hope I don't get PPD again then, but at least I'll know the signs if I do so I can help it.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" You shouldn't feel guilty, you couldn't help those feelings then. I know, easier said than done. I feel ... [snip!] ... baby when DD is about five, I hope I don't get PPD again then, but at least I'll know the signs if I do so I can help it."</blockquote>
Exactly! We know what to look for now, and almost ibthink more importantly, my husband and family know what to look for. It's important to have a support system and I don't think I would have gotten the help if my DH hadn't pointed out that what he was witnessing had him concerned to go to work everyday.
Im sure you'll have another some day and like every one says, every pregnancy, labor, delivery, and baby is different so I'm sure your next one will be a completely new experience.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" You shouldn't feel guilty, you couldn't ... [snip!] ... says, every pregnancy, labor, delivery, and baby is different so I'm sure your next one will be a completely new experience."


Yeah my family know what to look for now. I have suffered on and off with depression for years since my first pregnancy loss so they know when I'm having a rough period. Counselling really helps. I just hope my next baby is as easy as this one lol, I am very lucky!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" Yeah my family know what to look for now. I have suffered on and off with depression for years since ... [snip!] ... when I'm having a rough period. Counselling really helps. I just hope my next baby is as easy as this one lol, I am very lucky!"</blockquote>



My son was so easy and laid back, my daughter (my second and the one I had PPD with) was a really difficult and demanding new born. I'm hopin this one is more like my son.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie Shikari:</b>" Yeah my family know what to look for now. ... [snip!] ... (my second and the one I had PPD with) was a really difficult and demanding new born. I'm hopin this one is more like my son."


Well, the best of luck to you and hope you remain PPD free!