Post Partum Blues or Post Tramatic Stress Disorder?
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October 14th, 2013, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Lori, I definitely agree with what all the ladies have said. You have been through a horrific situation and even though it had a happy ending, you have all the emotional trauma to deal with now, on top of the regular PP hormones.
I'm sorry your DH is not really helping you process this.
I recall when I had the miscarriage, my DH was sympathetic, but didn't really understand at all. I feel like he didn't even grieve, didn't understand why I was having such a hard time and why I was in a dark place for so long. I also had a traumatic experience with that, I hemorrhaged really badly and had to have an emergency D&C. Got a blood clot in my lung on top of that, so it was pretty bad. Definitely not as traumatic as what you described though.
What seems to help for some people anyway, is just talking, and talking, and talking about it. Telling the story of what happened to you and how you felt. Journaling, if you think that would help. Talk to us too! We want to help if we can.
Definitely get some help if you need it, counseling when you're physically able.
I'm sorry you had to have a C-section, that has to suck when you had all your others vaginally and were expecting to have that this time too. You had a horrific birth experience, so I imagine in a way you're grieving the loss that beautiful or at least "normal" experience that you expected.
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