I thought I'd start a thread to watch out for signs of PPD, PPA, and baby blues. With my last baby, I got a pretty bad case of post partum anxiety, and it went untreated because I pretty much refused any help while it was going on. In hindsight, I really should have gotten on some meds. This time DH and I are both being really vigilant, and if I start feeling anything like I did last time, I'm going to get treated asap. So far (knock on wood), my mood has been MUCH more stable. I have days when I'm weepy, but I don't think it's gone further than some hormonal/baby blues type stuff at this point. Honestly, when I'm sad, it's mostly about my older DS. I just miss him so much; I miss our routines, and how much time we were able to spend together before the baby, and how everything has changed. I'm hoping that sadness will fade as we find our new routines and I feel better physically.
Anyone else on the look out for PPD? Anyone else feeling poorly and not sure if it's normal? Speak up!
I was dying for someone to listen to me and say "that sounds like it's more than just 'new mom' anxiety". I had no idea how to reach out. SO! If you're feeling bad, and deep down it feels like more than normal, tell someone