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We mean postpartum depression. This is a severe form of clinical depression related to pregnancy and childbirth. It’s more common than you think. One.

Symptoms of PPD can show up before the birth of your baby, soon after, or up to a year afterward. Sometimes parents who develop PPD were depressed before or during pregnancy, too. Postpartum. If you suspect yourself as a case of PPD, look out for the following symptoms: You are always exhausted but are unable to sleep You are always sad and want to cry, even when you don’t know the reason You are unable to control your eating habits You suffer from a. Postpartum depression Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy.

If you feel empty, emotionless, or sad all or most of the time for longer than 2 weeks during or after pregnancy, reach out for help. If you feel like you don’t love or care for your baby, you might have postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is much worse than the baby blues. Moms who have the baby blues usually are sad, anxious, and have trouble sleeping.

But. And in about 10% of moms with newborns, it leads to postpartum depression. If you’re one of them, you may not even know you’re depressed.

You might think you feel the way all new moms do. Being. Reminder: Postpartum depression is a mental illness. If your wife suffers from PPD, then her heart and mind is being steadily and progressively poisoned. Your wife doesn’t want to do any of these things.

She doesn’t want to have PPD. According to the National Institute for Health, 10-20% of birthing parents will be affected by postpartum depression. After two weeks of baby blues symptoms, if you are still feeling overwhelmed or like you can’t take care of your baby, then something more serious may be happening, like postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression, however, is marked by persistent feelings past the initial two-week mark, and the symptoms are much broader than simply “sadness.” In fact, many women don’t recognize that they may be suffering from postpartum depression simply because sadness isn’t. postpartum depression is much worse than the baby blues. moms who have the baby blues usually are sad, anxious, and have trouble sleeping.

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These changes, called postpartum depression, are characterized by anxiety or panic attacks, loss of interest in daily activities, despair, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, sleep and appetite disturbances, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, and thoughts of harming oneself or the baby (Stevens, 2010).

“Women's Lives: A Psychological Exploration” by Claire A. Etaugh, Judith S. Bridges
from Women’s Lives: A Psychological Exploration
by Claire A. Etaugh, Judith S. Bridges
Taylor & Francis, 2015

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that typically begins 1 week to 1 month after childbirth and leads to symptoms such as extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, crying episodes, and irritability.

“Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures” by Bandy X. Lee
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by Bandy X. Lee
Wiley, 2019

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects 10% to 15% of all new mothers.15 This condition is different from the “baby blues,” or postpartum blues,which occurs in the first 10 days after delivery and is quite common and typically mild.

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
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by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

An estimated 40 to 70 percent of new mothers have postpartum depression caused by radical changes in hormonal levels, which can last up to three months; 30 percent have long-lasting and severe postpartum depression (Behavioral Health Treatment 1997).

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by Sumiko Hennessy, Michael Orlans, Terry M. Levy
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Women with postpartum depression will have symptoms that include loss of interest in activities, loss of appetite, low energy, a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, frequent crying, and feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness.

“Encyclopedia of Women's Health” by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
from Encyclopedia of Women’s Health
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Springer US, 2004

Postpartum depression, which can occur anytime during the first year of a baby’s life, lasts two weeks or longer and is accompanied by symptoms such as sadness, insomnia, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, low energy, changes in appetite, restlessness, mood swings, and (in more extreme cases) thoughts of suicide.

“Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective” by George W. Holden
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by George W. Holden
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Depressive postpartum disorders range from “postpartum blues,” which occur in approximately 30% of women, are self-limiting, and typically resolve in 2 to 3 weeks postpartum,57,62 to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

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Symptoms are transient and require little intervention; however, approximately 20% of women with maternity blues go on to develop major depression in the first postpartum year.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006

edition.12,62,66 Depressive postpartum disorders range from “postpartum blues,” which occurs in approximately 30% of women; are selflimiting; and typically resolve in 2 to 3 weeks postpartum66,72 to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

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by William G. Boissonnault, William R Vanwye
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Symptoms of postpartum depression may include anxiety, irritability, fatigue, a demoralizing sense of failure, feelings of guilt, sleep disorders, appetite changes, suicide ideation, and excessive concerns about the baby.

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  • I had severe postpartum depression with my second child who is almost 14. Now I’m pregnant with my third, very unplanned and unexpected and I’m scared to death. I have bipolar, BPD, anxiety disorder, bulimia and I’ve had to come off all of my meds.

  • Thanks so much for this video, it was really good! My mom struggled with depression for so many years. She raised four kids (and is now raising a fith one) and did a really great job but it must have been so hard for her. She only got help a couple of years ago and I’m glad that she did. She has a lot of guilt, feels like she was a bad mother when in reality she was great. I wish I could go back in time and be more understanding as a child but I didn’t know about her depression back then….

  • Women don’t realize…you can choose not to breast feed at all. It’s ok if you don’t even want to try to..you can just use formula…it’s not for everyone and I don’t think women should be pressured to think they have to at least try. No you don’t, you can actually say no and if your judged by people (mainly old people) then those people don’t matter and they don’t need to be included in your lives. It’s a privilege to be around you and your baby not a right. Just saying…

  • I sometimes think my children or family isn’t real or that the baby is a demon child and I just wait and check that there aren’t two children in the crib so I’m not picking up the demon. But then I am self aware that it’s just my irrational side that’s thinking that and they’re real and not demons. I’m currently on anti depressants and I’m really scared to tell my doctors what is really going on in case they think I’m unsuitable to be a mother and take my children away. I’ve been battling depression since my first born who’s turning 5 this year and I have two more younger. I thought at the beginning of my treatment that it’ll be only up to a year maximum but I think it’s just a life time long treatment plan at this point. Sorry about the long post but I don’t feel comfortable talking to people I know including my husband as to what extent it’s bad.

  • I’ve been suffering with PPD for over 4 years. Unfortunately I don’t have insurance or the money to go towards help since I have 2 children to provide for… Can you possibly make a video of coping skills, tactics, etc… to help people like me who can’t afford to seek help. Please and thank you! ��

  • My partner doesn’t have post partum psychosis but something is seriously wrong. I can’t have a normal conversation without it becoming a crazy argument. I ma trying but at this stage i want to headbutt a fucking icepick.

  • “relaxing mama prenatal” by secretsoftea.com a natural cure to get over postpartum depression, this an herbal tea for moms struggling with postpartum depression. Having a cup before the meal is the trick to overcome the symptoms.

  • Wow! I loved this video. I’m a new mommy my daughter is turning 2 months today! I knew that I was feeling off but wasn’t ready to express and didn’t know how to express it. People always express depression wry differently and it always seems like you shouldn’t have it. Now watching this it explains perfectly how I feel and I’m definitely going to speak with my husband and doctor. Thank you guys!

  • I’ve come to realize that Depression isn’t real. This overwhelming sadness that never seems to go away, that’s all in your head. The fatigue that seems to take over your life and dictate your social schedule-that can easily be fixed by going to the gym regularly and getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. All of our insignificant issues get overlooked as problems that “Everyone goes through” therefore depression can be seen as an easy problem to get over. Depression isn’t a real disease, illness, or disability because it’s all a figment of your imagination, that you create because you simply have a chemical imbalances that can be fixed by actually opening your mouth and saying hi, it’s like when you get cut the more you think about it the worse it gets

  • Can somebody explain what its like having a therapist? I think it may push me to get help like my friends want me to do and I’ve been too terrified to do.

  • Great info! I was overwhelmed with the Baby Blues after my first baby. It wasn’t like me to cry for no reason, and not have a CLUE why I felt a sudden wave of sadness from time to time. My OB/Gyn had me wait it out for two weeks. I called exactly two weeks later and she had me in her office THAT day to talk about PPD. I felt awful! I did feel ashamed, embarrassed, confused, and weird. I trusted my doctor completely, so I took my prescription. I had several check-ins with her, and I did finally start to feel better! The medication I was prescribed was safe during breastfeeding. It’s been twelve years now, and my daughter turned out healthy without any issues from the meds. I still suffer from my depression, and I was watched carefully with my second baby. Listen to Kati, and listen to your doctor! Catch this ASAP. Hugs!

  • Some of these comments are horrendous.. why are so many people getting their knickers in a twist over a mental illness that has nothing to do with them?

  • Can anyone tell me what a father is suppose to do during a time like this? I know women with PPD are more likely to kill their children so I’m just trying to find ways to keep my child safe. I fear for their safety. It just sucks to know there’s no support for husbands with wives who have PPD.

  • I don’t have anyone to talk to. I have tried but people don’t care enough. I haven’t been to the doctor though. But I just watched this to the end and made an appointment with the doctors. Thanks so much x

  • My wife has mentioned that she doesn’t feel a bond with our 10 month old daughter. She feels like she’s a burden on us, that my daughter and I would be better off with her as a mom who is pretty much estranged if you will. She’s not thinking suicide, or harming our daughter. We have spoken about this. She won’t do therapy or anything. It’s pretty much on me to figure it out, so that I can help the love of my life.
    The alone need, the disconnect, mood swings. Not crying or anything.
    I have been watching your videos ever since I found out we were pregnant. I’m so glad I found this video. Please if there is anything else? I need to help my love.
    Thank you, we love your videos!

  • I’m so happy I sought help for PPD my biggest fear was that my baby would be taken away. its been a long road but I’m better and enjoying my baby girl.

  • I feel numb and nothing for my two week old baby. Nothing. I don’t want to hold him or even see him. I can’t even count to four to put the formula scoops in

  • i read that high epa omega 3 supplementation during and after pregnancy could help with PPD, but a quick pubmed search seems to indicate that where benefits have been recorded they’ve been negligible, and the jury is still out. still, it’s one possible factor in a much more complex situation.

  • I experienced this and it was a very rough time and experience in my life. I was finally able to tell my story! I made a video about my experience with it. Don’t let depression take over your life! Don’t let it win! We are strong! ��

  • Is it still possible to have PPD after you’ve had your babs for 2 years.. yes I was a teen, along with hormonal difficulties. I can’t pinpoint when exactly I started getting in a rut, but I was definitely my happiest I’d ever been after my first 9 months.. at least. Ive since sunken into a deep ‘depression’ where I can’t motivate myself for anything. I love my child beyond words but I feel I’m not doing a good enough job no matter how hard I push.. what is this. I feel so lost ��

  • I love this! I hate the stigma that you may not love or like your baby if you have PPD. That’s why most women don’t come out because they’re scared someone will judge them or snatch their baby away. I wish more men/husbands/partners would educate themselves and take a more proactive approach to support their “baby mommas”

  • Hey Kati. I’m 17 and have suffered with depression since I was 13. I have one friend who I can talk to about it but she is unsure how to help as she is not trained in this specific area. I see her twice a week but I text her and phone her when I feel down. Could you make a video on how other people can help in different ways? Love your videos!!

  • Kati, is is possible to develop an eating disorder that as nothing to do with losing weight? I’ve recently had some extremely severe IBS attacks and it’s made me never want to eat again. It’s to the point where I’m trying to move as little as possible so I use as little energy as possible so I won’t get hungry, and just looking at food makes me feel sick. I’m really scared, please help me. I’m seriously obsessing over food and how not to eat it.

  • hi, i have a question. is it normal for me to feel threatened by other people’s talents, looks, illnesses and problems? i’ve noticed that whenever i see ppl in casts or injured or something like that i get really mad. i know it’s not justified or right to do that, but I can’t stop. i really need to know if this is normal or just irrational. thank you and i love your vids soooo muchohmigosh you’ve gotten me through some really hard times and now i just binge watch your vids all the time. THANK YOU #KatiFAQ

  • at 29 june that is my delivery date and i don’tbreastfeed to baby so can i take applecider vinegar for weightloss because my weight is overweight please reply to me in postpartumbleeding csn we use applecider vinegar for weightloss

  • Post partdum depression can start the minute the baby is born. You are wrong about that cause it did me. I was hospitalized when my son was two weeks old. You are wrong it can happen.

  • Hi Kati!
    What do I do if my therapist thinks im faking my mental disorder. I feel that I am not, and Im very concerned. I feel like he doesnt trust me to tell him the truth. Do you have any videos that you might think can help me?

  • Thank you for making this video, Kati!:) Your videos helped me open up to my husband about my postpartum depression. Now, two years later, I am expecting my second baby, and I make videos about how I overcame PPD on Youtube. I hope to be the positive voice for another woman, like you were for me. Keep it up, Kati!:)

  • Hi Kati, I have struggled with eating disorders, depression and self harm for years now. I have been in therapy for 6 years, and seen many different therapists cause it felt like I never connected with anyone. I am at a point where it feels like I am not treatable and that I should just give up. I feel like no on understands the depth and severity of it, and I don’t know what to do.

  • Hey kati, I really like these ‘5 myths’ videos. I would really appreciate it if you could do one about avoidant personality disorder or personality disorders in general. I was diagnosed in December and I am struggling to explain it to others so it would be great to show them a video to help them understand. Thanks.

  • The struggle is real! It feels so good to finally start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My baby Willow will be One in 2 days! You ladies did a great job.

  • This is just superb, I been tryin to find out about “best way to beat depression and anxiety” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my neighbour got excellent success with it.

  • When you feel like giving up…don’t!

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  • I’m newly pregnant (11 weeks!!! ��) And I’ve suffered from depression since I was very young. I am terrified of how horrible postpartum depression might be for me… your videos really calm me down. I’m in this fairly by myself, so having the FAM is super helpful!

  • I had postpartum depression really bad when I had my baby. It started about a few days after I came home with my baby. I had horrible thoughts of hurting them and would break down when my family mentioned my loss of independence. When my baby was 14 days old I made an appointment and saw a midwife, told her how I felt and what was going on and I was put on medication that was safe for me and my baby (breast feeding at the time), and started therapy.

    What hurt was I told my husband and my mom and both denied what I was going through. My husband said get over it and my mom was a little supportive but she didn’t understand.

    It was later my mom sat down with me and said that she went through postpartum depression but they didn’t have the support they do now. Her friends and family came in to help her during that time. I’m thankful that I sought out help and I’m a big advocate of new moms seeking help when they notice the signs.

  • Preventing and healing postpartum depression is very simple, just learn to take care of your dream activity.
    It is absolutely not true that postpartum depression results from a series of contributing factors! The thesis of the causes, asserted by psychologists and psychiatrists, is an evident and childish attempt to justify their inability to provide a scientific explanation. It is truly embarrassing to witness these scenes where the various “experts” are braying their brains in an attempt to find a plausible cause of postpartum depression. They do not understand what the nature of this pathology is because they do not have a holistic vision of the human being, therefore they do not understand that illness is only a request that comes from the part of being that is not the mental one. We cannot command the heart to pulsate as we please through the mind, just as we cannot intervene on all the autonomous activity of the body and it is precisely in the somatization of a discomfort that the so-called “vegetative” activity experiences the nature of the problem, it does not reside in external causes.
    The body has an autonomous will to live because it has the purpose of reaching sexual maturity in order to procreate, it is for this reason that the cells multiply and from babies we become adults. So how can birth be a traumatic event?! Trauma suffers him the will of life that governs the body precisely for the reason that at some point in our life we ​​develop mental capacity. This trauma is described to us through dreams, which obviously are also these products from the “vegetative” activity and the fact that we do not take care of our dream activity forces the vital energy, first to chase us with recurring dreams and then to somatize his problem giving rise to pathology. It is a purely instinctive intelligence, it cannot rationalize or predict the result of its activity. A very common dream is to be mothers, perhaps unwanted children or to give birth in unreal situations, even men can dream of giving birth (easily found), but we must know that the characters that appear in a dream are nothing but the representation of polluting energies that we have created ourselves through mental activity and that compromise the purely energetic part of the human being, leading the body to aging first and then to death. As we unfortunately know from the news, the survival instinct can give the impression to the mother that she could free herself from her state of depression by freeing herself from her baby. Mental activity is not inherent to the human being and during sleep the body takes on the well-known Circular Breath through which it tries to purify itself of the thought / time energy that we have produced during the day. The thoughts in fact, being addressed to the memory of past situations or projected into the future, produce the energy-time that pollutes a part of our being that we cannot see, but that is an integral part of the instinct of conservation with which the body is equipped namely the “Aura”.
    All the myths, symbols, biblical tales or popular sayings linked to the number “seven” testify to the importance of the aura and its effects on human health, since the aura is made up of seven subtle bodies, that is, seven intelligences merged into one. The aura is a real self-aware intelligence whose energy is destabilized by mental energy which has a lower vibratory frequency. Therapy to heal is very simple, you have to learn to transcribe your dreams and this is because by making them aware, the part of you that creates them would see its request at its destination and would no longer need to chase you producing other similar dreams or even somatizing them. A good advice for everyone, even for the purpose of prevention, is to keep a diary where you write down your dream experiences in the morning and put yourself in the evening, this work facilitates the memory and transcription of the dream which is a capacity that however you will learn after a few nights, just a minimum of determination and willpower, even on the net you will find the right suggestions on how to remember your dreams. With this simple trick, the grip that our instinctive part has on the body is released and all psychic pathologies can be easily cured.
    Read my article so you will understand better:
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  • Wow people making having children seem like the pinnacle of womanhood. These videos are making really re-think that notion society has fed me until my current age of 25.

  • Never thought I’d get it but I did. I was so miserable I didn’t want to be a mom anymore. I didn’t care about school, I was irritated all the time, anxious about everything, bitter towards everybody at work and hated that it happened to me. There was even moments where I cried while driving convincing myself I’ll never be happy again. Those were the days I truly felt alone. Took me a year to get over it

  • Yes I was stupid enough to put my hand up and admit I wasn’t managing. Reward = non-custodial mom. Ladies keep your mouth shut and somehow keep up the facade.

  • Can you please share your opinion on overbearing MIL who doesn’t respect your wishes as a new mom and how do you feel about the new trend of New grandma baby shower?

  • My mum had PPD after she had me and I only found out recently from my dad, apparently it put a lot of strain on their relationship and it hasn’t been the same since. Is PPD genetically linked to normal depression? I have it but I don’t really have any reason, nothing traumatic or bad has happened to me so I’m confused about why I’m depressed and I feel awkward talking to somebody about it because I feel like there’s nothing to talk about and they’ll think I’m faking it…I know there’s normally genetic and environmental triggers but could my mums depression explain it?

  • My wife was cured of postpartum depression. My wife Maya was a 32-year-old fit, vibrant lawyer. we been married for more than five years and was expecting our first child, a baby boy. She had a history of depression and generalised anxiety disorder. She was doing well with a combination of medication and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for many years. Maya had decided in the months leading up to getting pregnant that she wanted to be off medication and worked with her psychiatrist to carefully get off medication. She continued weekly therapy. She was mostly active, upbeat and cheerful during her pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy 7.3-pound baby boy. After the delivery, she started to feel sad, overwhelmed and consistently tearful. She frequently felt irritable and on edge. This feeling persisted for the first 10 weeks after the baby was born. My wife felt utterly incapable of soothing our baby and get frustrated and tearful. She was so afraid of what she had learned about sudden infant death (SIDS), that she would barely allow herself to sleep. She felt that it was a constant race against the clock—with nursing, pumping and changing. She was always cleaning bottles and diapers. She felt horrified with how she looked. She had expected to wear pre-pregnancy clothes immediately after childbirth. She hadn’t had a meal in peace or gotten her hair or nails done and couldn’t even think about having sex. My wife’s psychiatrist said she could’t control Maya’s mental state. They talked about a variety of tools, including CBT, incorporating 15-20 minutes of daily relaxation, mindfulness skills, hiring help, getting her Mom to stay with her for a few weeks and other support. I understood the urgency of the situation and offered to take time off work and to do some of the overnight feedings. Nor of this could work as she get more worried. She always feel tearful and felt she was a “failure as a Mom.” our baby cry incessantly and she could barely get sleep. Our baby also had high level of bilirubin and had a bit of neonatal jaundice and she blamed herself for it. After being monitored in the NICU, he was sent home. postpartum depression got my wife frustrated until we got to do some search is there could be a permanent way to cure it and found a testimony of a lady cured by Dr odia, After being monitored in the NICU, We decide to contact the Herbalist for a cure. All our pains and sorrows turn to joy and history from the day we came in contact with Dr Odia, Who really help with his herbal herbs, I WAS TOLD HE IS A HERBALS AND HE CAN BE OF HELP, We gave him a try and it really worked for my wife, if anyone having same issue you can reach him via: ( Dr Odia Herbalist Home) on Facebook or via( [email protected]) He will help get your heart desire granted.

  • Wow, I can’t believe there’s apparently still a huge stigma around this! That’s… hugely not okay, because shame is shitty. As a millennial, all messages I can remember receiving about postpartum are literally about how common and treatable it is. Maybe that’s a sign the stigma is lifting?

  • Saying that it’s normal didn’t help me.

    I instead of feeling better felt like I shouldn’t be looking for help. My instincts on the other had said You NEED!! Help. So I ignored those it’s normal. Then my ob when I talked to her said if it gets any worse between now and what I am scheduling you for tomorrow. Go to the ER. Made me feel validated. Also very scared.. and horrible

  • Hi everyone. My wife and I are about 37 weeks pregnant and I was watching the video thinking we are currently going through some of these signs. I try to be as supportive as I can by helping out around the house and with the dog. I really liked the idea of journaling and reaching out to friends who are also first time moms. Question though what would you recommend if we don’t have any first time parent friends, my wife last night shared she is lonely because her friends don’t understand her pain or struggles. What would you recommend I do to support her? Thanks in advance

  • I’m so happy this issue was addressed. I am a new mom, and I have anxiety. It pissed me off when people were telling me that “Are u sure ur not having postpartum depression?” So I’m 3 months in and I know what my trigger is and it’s not avoidable, how do address to get over/deal with the trigger?

  • No one can do it all ask for help believe that you will not regret the beautiful alone time ��…..
    I go straight to the gym and sauna ��‍♀️ once anyone offers to take care of my child
    My gym bag stays packed all the time.

  • Thanks so much for discussing this topic! I’m 6 weeks post partum and my emotions are like rollercoaster. I love my baby so much but when all you feel is exhaustion for lack of sleep since giving birth from an emergency C-SECTION…I had a breakdown. So blessed that my hubby is very supportive. So glad for FAM on FB too; makes me feel I’m not alone.

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    Mathew 16:18
    And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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    And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

  • I’m a first time mom of a 22 month old baby. He goes to daycare when I work. But I have days off and I still bring him to daycare. The thing is that I get anxious and I try to do my other responsibilities faster and quickly. I have this guilt feeling that I’m leaving him with strangers. Anxiety is present all the time in my head.

  • I was hospitalized 5 months after my first and 6 months after my second. I already have PTSD and depression and anxiety. I try to hold on and do it all myself! I was moody, sad, anxious! Thanks for educating people!

  • So glad people are talking about the anxiety as well as depression. I realised that scary/dramatic tv shows and movies were adding to my anxieties. I was WAY more sensitive to it all than normal. I recommend only watching fluffy happy kinda shows if you’re feeling v anxious! ☺️

  • Hey kati! I was wondering..If social anxiety causes that you care too much, and depression causes that you don’t care at all, how can you have them both?Also.. Are clinical depression and depression the same? I have been diagnosed with depression, but does that mean that i have a clinical depression? Or do this two differ from eachother? Really loved your video<3 #katiFAQ

  • I was SAVED from postpartum Psychosis thanks to a story like this one that I red in a blog. I red about it during pregnancy. 3 days after delivery, I stopped sleeping completely. Day 5 I was convinced that I was going to die immediately of starvation and called emergency the first time, but wasn’t able to get help. Day 6 I started hallucinating. In a moment of clarity I realised I was sliding into psychosis and called emergency again. This time the ambulance came and I was admitted to hospital. I got specialised help so fast that it did not become worse and the hallucinations stopped immediatly. Doctors told me that I did everything wright and it was a matter of hours before I would have been “beyond reality” and then they would have no other choice but keep me for 6-8 weeks.

    I bless every woman who has the courage to speak about this in public, you are saving lives and mother-baby relationships <3

  • I had pnd or ppd when/after my son was born. I didn’t feel love for him till he was about 1 years old ( he’s now 9 years old) my bond is better with him than it was but I still think I might have pnd. How long can pnd last? Unfortunately my son doesn’t live with me now but I still see him & spend time with him. I also have borderline personality disorder with phycotic features

  • “relaxing mama prenatal and postnatal tea” by secretsoftea.com a natural cure to get over postpartum depression, this an herbal tea for moms struggling with postpartum depression. Having a cup before the meal is the trick to overcome the symptoms.

  • I was told if you try to get help you will be labeled and children could be taking away. An breastfeeding mom worry about medication.

  • Am I likely to get PPD if I already struggle with depression and anxiety pre-parenthood? Something I’ve always been worried/afraid of.

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    Hear: Romans 10:17
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    Be Baptized: Galatians 3:27
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    Revelation 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

  • I had ppa so bad it’s not even funny!! It started exactly a wk after my now 3 year old son was born, started Tuesday May 10, 2016-Friday, Aug 26, 2016. I’ve been told my ex husband triggered it. He told me 3 yrs after we were married and 3 days after we bring our son home that he has anger issues and he wasnt going to anger management and I better stop making him upset. I also had an emergency c section so idk if that caused anything. I already suffer from anxiety (derealization to be exact), i try not to claim it. I bonded with my son the very 1st wk other than being in pain from my c section, I was in love with my baby. I automatically told my doc and fam how I was feeling. My mom didn’t know anything about post partum anxiety/ depression/ psychosis/ mania. I would vomit and shake and cry to the sound of him crying and i would ask my husband what that noise was and he told me “we had a baby, Lorna. That’s Landon”. I was scared to be alone with him during the day so my parents would come over and stay with me or they’d come pick me and my son up and take us home to their house. On the wkends my husband worked overnight so we would spend the night with my parents. I was put on anxiety medicine and seemed to work for two days after two weeks of taking it, but my hormones were so fragile that when my cousin died out of the blue and PPA skyrocketed back up. I constantly felt out of my mind, jittery, heart racing, i would cry with no intentions of crying. I remember staring out the window while my husband was playing with our son and doing skin to skin time with him. By late August, now 3 1/2 months later I just wanted to admit myself to a hospital and i told my friend i was gonna do it and she called my parents and let them know what i was trying to do. They were babysitting my son at the time so i could sleep that day and as much as I couldn’t bond with him and felt a million miles away from reality, I felt guilty that he was with my parents and not with me. My dad somehow called my doc who prescribed me the anxiety medicine in mid May 2016 and I wasn’t due to see him till that following Wednesday, Aug. 24 and this was Friday evening. He told my dad to help me hold on till my appt wednesday. I dont remember how I made it till that Wednesday, but i did and he put me on a medicine and I was like I’m gonna get over this crap and be a good mom and bond with my baby. That Saturday I was totally back to myself 3 1/2 months later when my son was about to turn 4 months old. As far as journaling, my mind was constantly racing and I was jittery and out of my head for those 3 1/2 months that I know that that wouldnt work for me. I’m scared that if I ever meet anyone again and have another baby that post partum anxiety will come back with a vengeance. I do want another baby so my son won’t be the only child, but I don’t know if it’s worth it going through postpartum so severely and long 24/7 every single day and min and second of the day (except for the two days in late may when the medicine began working then my cousin suddenly died) for over three and a half months. I always pray that if I have another child that it won’t affect me. I have other friends that had gone through what i had gone through and were checking on me every day and said they experienced the same thing for 3 months as well and they absolutely won’t have anymore children for that reason.

  • https://clearwoman.com/pregnancy/postpartumdepression/ please read this will heal you, it’s a lack of progesterone. Use progesterone cream/oil to supplement

  • Can this happen to someone about losing the child, rather than it being replaced? I just had my son 2 1/2 weeks ago and i really feel not okay. I cry over everything, sometimes i feel like someone is just going to walk up and hurt my baby, or take him and run but no replacement.

  • Hay Katie, I am finishing my therapy soon and for BPD but also have ED. I am scared as its the first time I will be alone since leaving care and I’m really attached to my therapist. I just don’t know what to do, restriction is starting to creep back in and I feel like I cant do anything at the moment no even go to work. is this normal?

  • I had my daughter three months ago and prior to my pregnancy was diagnosed major depressive. I was successful in my recovery after the diagnosis for a year and a half but after I had my daughter I spiraled back down into depression. I was very suicidal over the weekend and meet with a mental health professional tomorrow. I believe that I’m borderline post partum psychosis because I have delusions and began seeing things that weren’t really there. I would never hurt my baby though I know for a fact. It’s more towards the hate that I have within myself. I definitely feel like a terrible mother. I’m hoping my appointment goes well because I am really hanging on to that right now… Thanks for this video. I wish my spouse and family understood what I’m going through but I’m more or less told to suck it up. I think the not being able to have anyone understand what I’m going through that makes all of this even harder to cope with..

  • Keep an eye out for infedelity. The shame and guilt can drive a woman away from the man she loves. She can even categorize him as part of the problem as simply being a family member and can forget that including being a father and husband, he’s her best friend who can handle and wants to help with serious issues in the Partnership! It’s just far too easy for a woman suffering to take advantage of and be taken advantage of other men who are always too often ready and willing to pick up the pieces for personal gain. It’s like there’s an ocean of people other than your spouse that will comply to your false desires at no benefit to you or them long term besides topical reasons. All you have to do is stay on the boat with your family but the depression forces you to walk the plank, all the while smiling back at your oblivious husband as you repeat to him that your just cleaning it.

  • Oh how I needed this today! I was literally in my car yesterday saying out loud, “Stop those thoughts. Happy, healthy, safe. Happy, healthy, safe” on repeat because of all the what-if thoughts about what can happen to my 4 month old son.

  • I definitely experienced postpartum depression. First it came out in irritability and anger towards others, especially my spouse. I started to experience sadness. I’m so grateful for this video because I didn’t think that irritability and anger could be postpartum depression. This video was so helpful, thank you so much!

  • If you had postpartum after your first child is it likey too​. have it again with baby #2? or have it even worse than the first time??

  • I have a 2 month old & I’ve been so overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, exhausted. I’ve lost motivation to “get things done” because my baby boy is a 24/7 job, I don’t even want to bother with the other crucial things in my life because they cause even more anxiety. This video was amazing! Thank you so much, I now don’t feel so alone with everything I’ve been experiencing.

  • This vidoe help i feel the exact same way am also scared of going to the toilet am scared something will happen to my baby also have these thoughts they jus keep coming postpartum depression is real especially when you are alone

  • “relaxing mama prenatal” by http://secretsoftea.com a natural cure to get over postpartum depression, this an herbal tea for moms struggling with postpartum depression. Having a cup before meal is the trick to provide stress relief and also helps with sleep

  • my post partdum depression started the second my baby was born. Was hospitalized when my baby was 2 weeks old. my son is a year old I am back to myself. I am a good mom. My post partdum depression started right away. It can start right away. it got worse within two weeks of having my son but it started right away.

  • After my first child was born I was never diagnosed with PPD but I definitely had the baby blues, I missed being pregnant so much that I would get jealous of other pregnant women, because I wished that I was still pregnant. I literally and figuratively felt empty inside. It was the strangest thing because during the pregnancy I actually didn’t like being pregnant, gained a ton of weight, basically felt horrible about myself. But with my second I gained a lot less weight, felt so confident, and just loved being pregnant that time around. And after my second baby was born I did not have those same feelings of wishing I was still pregnant, I guess because that pregnancy was such a positive experience. So I took that as a sign that my family was complete!

  • My friends grandma had ppd but it ended up driving her insane and would make her kids do strange things for no reason like walking the long way home in the rain instead of getting in the car next to them and going the short way and she almost drowned her daughter once till she was sent away to a mental hospital where she died

  • I got this almost a year until now..they already 12 years but I always in counter D’s, wat should I do somebody can help me her…? I don’t know wat to do I’m single mother of a twin..

  • I loved this video kati very informative and intresting. I love the new doctors office background. my mom had post natal depression but she got the help she needed but I know some aren’t as lucky but they should be able to get the help they need like my mum did.

  • I think i have both. My baby son is 7 mos. I am a stay at home mom. My husband always come home late from work like 8-10pm. The day feels long. On top of that we are living in foreign country with no relatives. I am lonely and feel overwhelmed, guilty, anxious and clueless about parenting even though I keep browsing about it. My baby have calm personality, not really follow my instruction when i stimulate him, so i keep browsing about autism.

  • Oh my god thank god you just posted this������ I’m 18 and I’ve just had my first child. Lately I’ve been depressed. I’ve been dealing with a lot of mental health issues most of my life( eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar, low self esteem..) the list goes on and on. Idk what to do. I can’t even look in a mirror without crying because of my stretch marks. On march 14th I have to go back to school and I’m having severe anxiety about having people looking at me. On top of this I’ve been arguing with my boyfriend.. I feel so bad because he’s just trying to help but I get so mad at him. If you could shed some light on what I should do that’d be awesome

  • I am a sahm, we have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My biggest tips for sahms are: find a MOPS group or a mommy group, exercise (either walking w the stroller, workout at gym with daycare, exercise at home during nap time), drink a lot of water, and use magnesium spray or lotion. I have noticed huge improvements physically and emotionally since upping my water intake and using a magnesium spray everyday.

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  • I love this video! I wish I saw it when going through my own period of postpartum depression. It is very frustrating and insensitive when people don’t understand this type of depression and make rude comments about it, or when people don’t offer any help. I felt that if I had more help/support with my newborn I wouldn’t have suffered so much.

  • Can ppd cause urges to talk about intimate stuff with other than your husband. I found my wife talking about very intimate stuff with some guy tht she knew long time. And her anger towards me is super high. She is talking about divorce. She cries for no reasons and blame me for failures etc. Then she will be ok for sometime but then all of sudden again the same cycle of anger etc.

  • Kati, I just recently found out I’m pregnant and I am over the moon! However, with a history of depression before my pregnancy, I have a huge fear/concern that this will be an issue for me. Thank you for the info and encouragement! It was definitely helpful and eased some of those fears. Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s an amazing service!

  • Week 38 and this is a huge fear of mine. Been battling depression for years and I’m genuinely scared of what will happen with my head when the baby arrives.

  • Hey Kati, if you’ve been diagnosed with depression previous to having children, are you more likely to have postpartum depression? I was diagnosed with depression in 2009 and I’ve heard that when you become pregnant, you have to go off anti-depressants for the safety of the baby, is this true? and if so, how do we deal with our depression then?

  • Thanks so much Kati! I’m expecting my son to be born in 2-3 months and will definitely be on the look out for those signs. I didn’t know that much about PPD, so your videos were extremely helpful <3

  • Baby blues can turn into ppd sooooooooooo and sometimes y’all doctors say oh you just got the baby blues and it’s full blown ppd ���� I had it bad with both children..

  • Hi Kati I would also recommend to talk about perinatal mood disorders in general and not only PPD but postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis. And maybe add resources in the End of your video such as Postpartum support international etc.
    Footnote: PSI conference will be this June in San Diego so if you are interested:)

  • I liked this video. Lacking a bond with the baby wasn’t really talked about much. I still need to know about how to get professional help. Thank you.

  • Hi, Kati! I have been trying to change my username and I haven’t been able to do so. I’ve been trying to change it from “@celia” to “@cece”, but it won’t let me. Is there something special that you have to do? Thank you for everything that you do and have a good week! XOXO #KatiFAQ

  • I would love it if you could talk about antenatal depression, which I didn’t know existed when I was pregnant. I think awareness definitely needs to be spread about this because it can feel so isolating. Love your videos ❤

  • Hi! There is a lot going on with the show the 100 now, where they killed off a lesbian character again in a drastic way (you might have hear about it, they basically was giving us hope that it will be okay we believed that and then they still destroyed us, it has a lot to do with lgbt representation on tv) maybe you could make some video about getting attached to fictional characters? This thing hurt me to this point I’ve never been hurt, I struggle to get myself together and I know a lot of people also feel that way too. It’s kinda new to me because I watch a lot of shows for example GOT where they kill people all the time but I’ve never been in a position like I am now and it makes me feel kinda pathetic you know? I don’t remember I’ve ever even reacted like that to death of a real person and it makes me wonder if it’s a big problem and if I should do something about it. But you know as I sad I’m ashamed of how it made me feel so it makes it really hard to go and get some professional help. I would really appreciate your advice on when it’s okay to feel certain way and when it’s becoming to be unhealthy and dangerous, I think it would be helpful for others too since it’s a really big problem especially on tumblr community these days. I apologize if there are any mistakes because english is not my native language and thank you for your time!

  • I really appreciated this so much. First time mom with a 4 month old baby and the anxiety is so real! I feel it most when my mother In law comes aroundso bad but hate how she always takes my son away from my arms and she is super clumsy that I feel like I always have to be on watch when she’s around. In trying to change my ways but it’s difficult

  • This video is so on point. Social media can be really difficult to use when you’re dealing with mom anxiety. It can fee the “monster” if you let it. Thanks for speaking out about this topic.

  • I think this is such an important subject to talk about! Big thank you to Susana for sharing her knowledge with us and being a great guest!!

  • # 2 was totally true for me. All I did was cry. Had no need to shower, brush my hair or teeth. Nothing. It was horrible. So glad its over!!

  • I belive this happens when you have a traumatic childhood. When you have your own baby all those very scary things start to come to surface.

  • I just had my forth. I’m really struggling this time. I struggled last time be too with my daughter. She was born with an undiagnosed heart defect and her first year was pretty traumatic. That in itself has spurred anxiety in me but now with this new baby I just have a sense of doom about everything. I’m also a stay at home mom and I have a very unsupportive husband. I feel so alone. My doctor has offered me some medicine but I’m breastfeeding bso that also causes anxiety in that he will be effected. Just like you said,I have lost myself. All I do is take care of kids with no me time and no support from a partner. In every way but financially I am just like a single parent.

  • Some feedback on the background/set: It reminds me of dentists from the 50s and their rather brutal methods.:) Not a good association with mental health. Maybe you could make the set/background a bit brighter/more positive/more modern.:-) Just an idea.

  • The hardest part of ppd for me is the irritability and the rage. It has been so hard to go from having endless amounts of patience with my toddler to having almost none after having my second. I also have PTSD from having a traumatic birth and postpartum anxiety. I sought help almost immediately after birth and got into therapy at about 6 weeks pp but almost a year later I feel like my symptoms are still the same and not really getting better.

  • This is my first pregnancy and the most stressful time of my life since I became pregnant. I’ve been depressed/anxiety minimally before here and there going on in my life since I was 14. I am 22 years old now and struggling with my depression and now occurring panic attacks (seems to have to gotten worse since I became pregnant). I am 28 weeks and feel so ashamed of myself for having this and to afraid to talk about it with my family or my husband because I think people would say I’m being dramatic or I’m too sensitive right now. It almost feels a like giant fissure forming in my brain and chest. I’m going to see my doctor Saturday, so hopefully I’ll have some courage to say something. Women out there who are experiencing this, please dont be silent.

  • Amazing video, Kati! I never heard about PDD before, which shows how important it is to educate people ☺️
    Where did you film it though? You made me curious:)