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Postpartum Depression vs. Sleep Deprivation

I've struggled on and off with postpartum depression since Toddler Maarika was born, but things seem a bit more dire now that I'm on month 21 of sleep deprivation. Last week I had two blissful nights of 7 straight hours of sleep and felt amazing, but now we're back to the standard multiple wake ups per night. Is it worth trying medication for depression when the root cause is likely chronic sleep deprivation? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Oct 6, 2014 - 29 answers

Avoiding postpartum mental illness?

What can I do to minimize my risk of postpartum mental illness? If I can't completely prevent it, I'd at least like to catch and treat it as early as possible. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 17, 2014 - 23 answers

I'm new to depression. Please help.

Yesterday I admitted aloud to my husband that I think I am suffering from depression. This came after a lengthy argument over something trivial. Lately I have been feeling very, very irritated at the littlest things, and I feel like I could tear the world apart. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Jun 4, 2013 - 39 answers

YANMT, but where to start with postpartum gender identity issues?

I'm about 6 weeks postpartum with my first child, and feeling some very strange things that definitely aren't normal but also don't seem like PPD. Basically I want to know if this is in the "it's normal, you're hormonal" camp or "you need professional help now" camp. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2013 - 23 answers

SIDS anxiety eating my nights

How do I deal with SIDS anxiety? I have a beautiful, healthy 4 month old baby. During the day I am mostly fine, but at night I have awful fears and intrusive thoughts about SIDS. I am in therapy already - just looking for ways other people have dealt with this. Did it go away after 6 months?
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I be a great SAHM for my baby?

Can you give me your best tips, tricks, and general guidance for being a stay-at-home mom of an older baby? As of next week I will be caring for our 8 month old by myself full time, and I'm scared! [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Aug 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Was having a baby a mistake?

I am the mother of a beautiful, 5 week old baby girl. I wonder if I've made the biggest mistake of my life. [more inside]
posted by elizamina on Jun 26, 2012 - 75 answers

Newborn baby hacks?

Is there any way to make the first few months after our baby is born special and meaningful and not just ruled by exhaustion? Any newborn baby hacks you can share? Bonus points for happy newborn stories. [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Sep 6, 2011 - 51 answers

Resources for coping with PPD in NYC?

Resources for coping with PPD in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Is parenting going to suck forever?

I hate taking care of my 5-week-old and I'm scared it will be like this forever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 83 answers

New Mom Resource List -- Southern Maine Version

I want to put together an area resource list for my sister who will be having her first baby in November. She lives in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 12, 2010 - 2 answers

How do we make sure our kids have fully-functioning parents?

I have two toddlers and a wife with severe postpartum depression that went untreated for two years, all of whom I love very much. However, I think I'm starting to crack, and am not thrilled about my children potentially having two emotionally unstable parents. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2008 - 29 answers

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