Postpartum Depression?

Question by Mom to Isobelle 2, & Gavyn 8mths: Postpartum depression?
Is it possible to get postpartum depression 4 months after you had baby? I was excited and happy through my pregnancy and about 2 months after baby was born I started feeling like my life was over. I am a stay at home mom and it seems like all I do is cook clean and care for baby. No me time. I am getting more aggervated everyday. I cry and my husband dosent understand. I love my daughter and I would never hurt her but Im depressed. To add to my worry my husbands 3 kids are comin to stay with us for the summer & I dont know if I can take all the stress right now.

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Answer by Rain
Postpartum depression occurs closer to when the baby was born. It sounds like you may just be depressed and totally overwhelmed. You need to sit down with your husband and explain to him that you need some relief and you need it fast. If you have any close friends or relatives, see if they can watch the baby for a few hours every week while you have some ‘me’ time at the spa or just on your couch with a good movie.

You are not going to be doing your family any favors if you don’t take care of yourself. And especially do not try to tackle three extra kids until you feel you are ready to, it might just make the situation worse otherwise.

Answer by Torrejon
Depression that started 2 months after the birth sounds about right to me to be postpartum. Talk to your doctor or OBGYN. Get help now. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take good care of anyone else.

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