Posted in Mental Health, Postpartum Recovery, For Moms

Advice & tips on postpartum depression

Anonymous

My LO is 7 months & I still struggle with postpartum depression. I would really appreciate any positive feedback and tips on this topic. I do have a doctor who I see for this. However, at times I just need more advice and tips. Thank you

  • Michaela
    Feb 25

    So sorry you’re going through this... make sure to prioritize time for yourself by doing something that you enjoy. Lots of people suggest CBD for relieving stress and anxiety, and of course if it’s severe or you’re looking for for that route, there’s prescribed medication. Healthy diet and exercise are always beneficial for easing depression symptoms. Go easy on yourself, you’re doing great. I have a 9 month old in the Houston area if you ever need another mom to talk to! xx

  • Anonymous
    Feb 26

    Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it.

  • Keri
    Feb 27

    Have gone through postpartum twice and it’s no joke. My daughter is now 11 and my son is 15 months for some reason when I was younger it wasn’t as bad until I just had my son. I cried, was mad, sad, happy and then cry again! I was a roller coaster! I finally got on Prozac with my gynecologist because my birth control wasn’t cutting it! Really having a supportive spouse or close friend to talk to or just to cry to just get it off your chest is worked best. I have been on my medication for about 3-4 months now and I can definitely tell a difference. It will still take some time to be fully the same but there is a light at the end! Prayers that you find some relief and hope this helped!

  • Anonymous
    Mar 02

    Thank you Keri and Michaela I saw my doctor just a few days ago and he’s prescribed me medication. Yes, I often feel mad and sad then I’m fine then again it’s like I fall off the happy or ok wagon but hopefully it changes. Because it’s true postpartum is no joke. It’s horrible . As of right now he did tell me it will take some time for the medicine to kick in but I can totally get out of this. Which I’m really trying to do my part here. Thank you ladies for making me feel brave enough to go see my doctor about this. At first I honestly felt ashamed I didn’t want anyone to think I was being a big baby (I truly feel like one sometimes) but knowing I’m not the only one and knowing there is a better solution for me, took me to his office. Thanks again. :)

  • Keri
    Mar 02

    No your not alone! Never feel ashamed of being emotional. I always just see it as someway to make me stronger and we realize we sometimes need help. We just created life for gosh sakes and that’s a big deal! You got this little mama and remember that your baby will always remember the smile and happiness you surround them with not your moments of weakness. Prayers to you in a healthy and happy postpartum recovery!

  • Anonymous
    Mar 03

    Thank you Keri :)

  • Gina
    Mar 20

    I’m going through the same at 7 moths. I use my 10 year old daughter to motivate me. (They grow so fast and become the best companion) otherwise I’m just so sad. Like I’ve been through so much and if I say because of bad choices it will sound like I regret my children. I really don’t. I regret bad timing and the people I choose to have them with I guess

  • Anonymous
    Mar 21

    Gina, my 6 year old motivates me too. I know that deep inside somewhere there is a happy spot and I’m looking for myself again, & something I’ve learned through out this PPD is that we’re not alone. Sometimes I feel like I am but I remind myself that I’m not. I really hope you get through this. I like to think we’re amazing as women who give birth. We put our bodies and emotions through so much. Even though we don’t always feel strong, we are. :)

  • Gina
    Mar 21

    Thank you so much.