How do I over come depression with my second child?
How do I over come depression with my second child when I never got over it after my first child?
Submitted by gorgeous_libra_4

Postpartum depression can last a long time and it is not uncommon for a woman to get pregnant again even when she may still be feeling overwhelmed by sadness. The most important thing is that you not only recognize that you are experiencing depressive symptoms but that you want to do something about it. The first thing you need to do is to check in with your ob or your primary care physician to make sure there isn’t a physical cause for your symptoms, such as a thyroid issue. If you check out physically, ask for a referral to a mental health professional who has experience working with women who have post-partum depression. The most effective treatments include medication and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and you and your therapist need to decide together which is the best plan for you.

 

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Answered by aliceDParents
Community Answers (2)

i have had Depression since i was 12. i'm 19 now and will be having my first child in November i don't know if people feel the same when they Postpartum depression as someone who has Depression but a few months back i started taking vitamin "D" which believe it or not i feel better then i would on any anti-depressant. give it a try its natural so you don't have to worry about weird side effects and its cheap. best of wishes.
Submitted by riverofearth