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Welcome, and thank you for being a member of the Online PPMD Support Group forums.
This website is a place for women who are experiencing mood disorders after giving birth or adopting a baby (or have had past experience with these issues), as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health. Women who had original diagnoses of a postpartum mood disorder but were later diagnosed differently are also welcome.
This is a quick note to request that all active members try to use the forums appropriately by doing the following:
Post in the specific forum set aside for your topic. If you are
posting about something not related to Postpartum Mood Disorders,
for example, please use our forum dedicated to general topics not
related to PPMDs.
Remember that the group moderators and members are NOT a
substitute for medical care. Be sure to talk concerns over with
your health care provider.
Members are expected to post what is true and correct to their knowledge. Members should, when possible, give references and/or links
to the health/medical information they provide, when it is not personal experience.
Refrain from using the forums to solicit money or goods from
other members. It's also inadvisable to offer money or goods to
Express permission must be obtained from the administrator(s) of the
forums before soliciting interviews from or requesting participation in any
polls, surveys, or studies from any of our members.
Tonya Rosenberg - Founder - The Online PPD Support Group
I am 39 and 3.5 months post partum with my first baby. Prior to getting pregnant, I was taking prozac 20 mg every day for approximately 20 years. I stopped when found out I was pregnant. It was definitely hard throughout pregnancy, but I powered through. At about 6 weeks post partum, I developed severe insomnia. Ambien worked just for a few days. I wake up at 3am and cant go back to sleep. Needless to say, my physical condiiton is deteriorating. My OB recommended restarting prozac. At this time, I am still pumping. She never quiet took to the boob. Perhaps because we introduced her to the bottle at two weeks at the advice of pediatrician, since she failed to regain birthweight. Pumping and not sleeping has been tremendously hard, and I am at the end of my rope. Started prozac yesterday. Should I stop pumping?