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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.
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Tonya Rosenberg - Founder - The Online PPD Support Group
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I haven't baby about a year ago. Here's my story...when I found out I was pregnant I told the father. At first he didn't want anything to do with me nor the baby. I went through my whole pregnancy without anyone knowing the way I felt. I just knew I was gonna have a baby. I would talk to his father here and there. He's in the military and was deployed a month before I gave birth. Before he deployed he left to his home base got another girl pregnant and married her. I couldn't deal with it. I was depressed and wanted to cry and stay in my room and do nothing. I worked up until the day I gave birth and went back 2 weeks later as I had no support other than myself to get my baby was he needed. The father again was emailing me as our only way of communication. He came back in June 2015 and never bothered to see my baby. He barley saw him this past weekend and only spent 3 hours in a total of 3 days with him. He's on child support. I've changed my number which he doesn't have but blocked his emails and he can only contact me on Snapchat which he does frequently when he can. My baby does see his side of the family. Which always has me second guessing. His wife would message me on social media telling me nasty things and calling me nasty names. I've blocked her
all this has me feeling anxious, sad, depressed. I look at my son and I cry. I can't believe he chose me I can't believe that he has to go through this and I can't give him what he deserves. I don't want to do anything. At times I just ignore my son and let him cry. I wish my son had his dad. I blame myself for everything and I wish I would have done something different or maybe if I looked a different way I would be good enough and so will my son. I don't sleep I cry all the time. I have no friends I just stay home.
I dont know know what to do. Can anyone offer me advice on how to get through this? About my sons father? And how I can get help and if this is ppd?