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February 6th, 2014, 06:31 PM
HailandNevansmom's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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i developed ppd and severe ocd and anxiety with my last pregnancy with my son Nevan . Hes alm 5 now in may. ive ust started getting better this past year.

WHen i got pregnant with him in 2008-2009, i was constantly obsessing and googling about anything that could go wrong with him. Its all i did the whole pregnancy.

After he was born, it was worse, i developed ppd and constantly obsessed and googled and read up on anything health related that could go wrong with him. I was at the dr always asking about bumps, lumps etc that were actually normal. constantly seeking reassurance.

When he was 1 , i had a horrible nightmare ( sexual in nature ) and my ocd took a drastic horrible change into fear of sexual , bad thoughts about him ... it was all centered on my son fro the time of pregnancy. i will not say much more, because its very private, however this pregnancy is going AWESOME. and I dong think im going to get ppd with this baby... ( im 20 weeks along ) I developed perinatal ppd with nevan , and so im wondering for anyone that got ppd after baby, when did it hit? and what did it feel like ? im guessing the same symptoms as i had but later after baby?

does anyone else deal with ocd and pregnancy ?? what meds help for u if any? Im doing so well this time, that i rlly hope it continues this way.

anyone who deals with mental health alone nevermind during pregnancy... u are in my t&p. its so hard. but ive learned soooo much and i am so much more positive.

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February 8th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Spottts's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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With my first DD, the ppd started before I even left the hospital. I didn't say anything until 6 weeks later. Once the docs heard my symptoms they asked how early it started. It's fairly rare for it to hit so suddenly as hours after birth unless you have other mental health disorder. As it turned out, I have another disorder which sort of more powerful than depression for lack of better words. When that primary disorder is not under control I have A LOT of symptoms of few other disorders.

With my next pregnancy I was on meds at the time of birth and didn't experience any depression.

I hope you continue feeling well like you do now. But if the time comes, I'd talk to your doctor about meds to try.

Best wishes,
Mom to 4 girls - age 11 (1/05), 9 year old twins (1/07), 21 months (7/14) and baby BOY is due May 26, 2016.

Sept. 2013 3/10/15
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