PPD, Baby Blues, HORMONES [Real Talk]

Dec 15, 2011

This is my postpartum story.

What was it like for you after baby came?
Did you suffer or are you suffering with Post Partum Depression, baby blues...or just plain old hormonal imbalances?

Share your story.

If you're an expectant mama, what do you expect after baby comes?

It's time for Real Talk @ Life in Mod.

*no baby choked and died in the making of this video*


  1. You are so right, this is a topic that women don't talk about and because of that there is so much secret shame. I had my "slightly more than the baby blues" after I had my second son. If it makes any sense, it was even worse than if I had had it with my first. Why was I like this when it wasn't this way with my first?

    Adjusting to two kids and in-law troubles to boot just kind-of sent me off the edge I think. But good part of the story: my middle son is now 3 years old, we've even added a third boy to the mix and all is well.

    My advice to new mamas: you are normal and it gets better!

  2. Great job and you are right, people don't talk about this enough. I didn't experience much of this with my first but I am expecting my 2nd in April and this is something that worries me and overwhelmes me already. Wondering how I will handle 2 so close in age, etc. Only time will tell but it's nice knowing others are / have felt the same things and I think this will be a great place to share and talk things out! Keep up the good work mamma!

  3. Yes! I find out more and more how many women struggle with this. It's so hush hush though bc you know you should be so HAPPY and attentive. It can be so difficult to heal physically when you're over-tired...so it makes the depression even worse. I don't think enough women talk about it!!

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  5. My Video Response... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkADRUDYKo4

  6. thank you!!!!!^ i needed your video response. it brought tears to my eyes b/c it sounded like ME!!!! thank you.

  7. i felt like i was just going through the motions as well. totally get what you were saying. fuzzy, YEP. haha. sleep definitely helps to make me feel better. phewwwww.

  8. I had horrible postpartum depression AND anxiety. I write about it on my blog, http://sluiternation.com.

    I didn't get diagnosed until 9 months after my son was born. I had gone through 2 miscarriages before that and experienced extreme anxiety, paranoia, rage, and depression in the months after Eddie was born.

    I am pregnant again (Eddie is now 2.5 yrs) and I experienced pretty severe antenatal depression during my first trimester.

    I am doing better now, still take my celexa, but you bet I am worried about what will hit once Baby Boy #2 is born. At least this time I am prepared with my OB, my GP, my therapist, and all my family and friends on watch for me.

  9. I finally just admitted I was suffering. Just blogged about it here: http://andbabysproutmakesthree.blogspot.com/2011/12/just-going-through-motions.html

  10. thank you so much for all of your responses. I hope that we can carry on this conversation on my blog more often. maybe even start up a page just for mamas suffering with PPD, the blues etc.

  11. Thank you for sharing this Camille! You are right...more mamas need to talk about it! I didn't get this during or after, but have had lots of hormone swings while breastfeeding. If only God gave us a little more warning about all the things motherhood entails....LOL! Then again, we probably would never commit!

  12. i appreciate everyone's comments so very much. it is really so good to get other mama's stories.

    anna- agreed. if we really knew what it would be like sometimes...aaahhh.


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