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March 16th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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Do you talk to alot of people about your PPD or do you keep it to yourself?
If you tell people how do they act?

I have never found anyone that was harsh or tried to act like it was just in my head although I know those people are out there. What is everyone else's experience?
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March 23rd, 2010, 09:23 AM
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i dont hide it. but if it comes up in conversation then its cool.
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April 7th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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My husband was super unsupportive at the start when I first told him I thought I had it. Our son was well over a year by the time I asked for help, but was only a few months old when I think it started.

He had this big idea that life was perfect and being a mum was really easy and all we did all day was nothing. He seemed to think I had nothing to complain about in life (which I probably don't have much - I have many blessings, perhaps more than others), but you can still feel down and out at the same time.

I don't talk about it much with anyone, however I am trying to be more open so that people will understand it more. Eh, it's hard..
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April 11th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I am glad you are getting help now mummy.of.one.point.five.
Even stay at home moms have a lot of work to get done. The house doesn't have a self clean option, although I wish it did .
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April 15th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Up until recently, my DH was the only one who I had talked to about it (besides my doctor and counselor). I took a day trip with my mom last weekend and she mentioned to me things seemed so much better between my DH and I. I finally confessed to her what had been going on and she in turn told me about how she's been feeling lately and even confided in me that several of my sibilings have had some experiences with depression and anxiety. It was really good to hear that, now I feel like I can be more open with my family about what is going on, especially my mom. It also gave me a greater understanding of why she has been acting the way she has the past few years and I encouraged her to talk to her doctor about some medication and to see a counselor because I felt by what she told me that she is at a point that she might need it now.

I don't think I would just bring it up, but if someone else did or if I felt it could help someone, I would mention it. I haven't had any act harshly towards me about it, but I think in the future I will always approach the subject with caution to kind of test the waters first before saying too much about it.
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April 16th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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I have only talked to 2 of my friends,my mom and doctor about it.
DH doesn't know because I didn't want him to worry while he was in Iraq.
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