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♥ Name and Age: Wendy, 29

♥ Name and birthdate of your child/children: My son Taran is 2, and Anna is now 3 weeks old.

♥ Married/Partnered/Single?: Married

♥ What brings you to this community? PPD, seeking other moms to talk to who are going through the same things

♥ What do you do to try and help your PPD? (exercize, eat healthy, medication, councelling...?) None of the above. My husband tries to give me breaks and stress-relief. I have many friends I can talk to but I'm not comfortable discussing this with them... it's like a weakness, or I think they'll feel I have no right to be depressed because my life seems so "perfect." PPD is one of those "if you haven't felt it, you can't know" things.

♥ Is this your first time with PPD? No--had it with my first son, right up until I got pregnant with my daughter.

♥ Do you have real life support? Pretty much just my husband, who is awesome this time around. He was part of the problem the first time, and now he knows it and knows how to help.

♥ What do you hope to get from this community? Advice, sympathy, ears.

♥ Anything else you would like to share? I'm an at-home mom, and was an English teacher before. Both of my births were out-of-hospital, natural and unmedicated. I've had a very hard time accepting that I have PPD (I don't believe in medications, and have not found counselling to be helpful), since having kids and being an at-home mom has been my dream for years. It's hard to think that my dream come true can cause me to be depressed, you know?


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Mar. 4th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Welcome, and I'm so sorry you're going through what you are. MY son is 2 months and my daughter 2, so I know what you're going through as far as that. If you want someone to talk tol, you can email me at wblairhill@yahoo.com *Hugs*
Mar. 5th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
It is pretty frustrating not being able to talk to your own friends...but it's true...it's hard to talk about with someone who has no idea how you are really feeling.
I'm glad you found this community : )

ps. If you want to edit your entry to "friends only" you can!
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