Very long story short, I have experienced what seems like severe PPD/anxiety after my incompentent midwife gave my dd a vitamin K shot containing aluminum without my consent. When I found out, I started obsessing about it, feeling horribly guilty that I didn't prevent it, running the tapes over and over in my head of what I should have done, could have done, etc. etc. I am super crunchy so to me, this was a BIG deal. Anyway, things got very bad and I'm on zoloft. What I'm wondering is if this is still typical PPD/anxiety since it's the result of the trauma of the shot situation? I *know* in my heart that I'd be fine if that hadn't have happened. Can an event/trauma (and the resulting thoughts) like that cause a chemical brain imbalance? Am I still at an increased risk of PPD with future births since this one was caused by that trauma? Or would this not be considered typical PPD/anxiety and more a separate thing such as PTSD or something? Thanks for helping me sort this out!
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1/24/10 at 1:36am