Patient Comments: Postpartum Depression - Experiences

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Comment from: iwannabebetter, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I was a new mother that experienced a divorce within months before my child's birth. I felt sad the day I had the baby. I also felt sad upon the exit from the hospital. A week later I went to the doctor because I was still sad and I didn’t want to be bothered with my child. I felt guilty that I felt that way and all I could do was cry. I did not eat and I never wanted to be left alone. I had thoughts of horrible things but I knew I would never hurt myself or my child. I just wanted the thought to go away. I felt like nothing was helping, medications or family support. Still sometimes I will have a thought and hate. I talk to a friend and I get more active. I feel bad because my child’s father is not in the picture but I realize when she sees all of the pictures and remembers all of the memories at least she will see him there. Get help... know it’s nothing that you done to have this problem. It’s a chemical imbalance. If medication helps, take it! Don’t be afraid to say what you are feeling, it’s the only way you can get help. I am getting better still 4 years later. I have hope!

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