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    dealing with my wifes postpartum depression
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    An_243782 posted:
    can anyone please tell me w
    how to help my wife get through this
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Encourage her to talk to her Dr. about her depression, she may need medication and/or someone to talk to outside the home.

    This is a link for the book Brooke Shield's wrote about her battle with postpartum depression. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Down-Came-Rain-Depression-Recovery/dp/071814841X

    Maybe reading it will give you (and your wife) some insight and let her know she's not alone in her struggles.

    Take care!
    -Kathleen
     
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi and welcome,

    I'm sorry you and your wife are having a rough time. Yes, as our other member Momuv4girls, has suggested it's a good idea to encourage her to get some help. Make sure she gets to the doc or even mentions it to her OB/GYN. He/she will point her in the right direction. Please see the slideshow from WebMD that I have posted on the top of this page about this very thing.
    I hope that helps. Please check in with us as you can.
    Best of luck to you both and congrats on the new baby!
    Chrissy~

    When the world says, Give up,
    Hope whispers, Try it one more time.
    ~Author Unknown
     
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    sweetypie295 responded:
    http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=71&sid=19346179
    Studio 5 - Five Normal Feelings a New Mom has after Giving Birth The birth of a baby can trigger a roller coaster of emotions for new moms. I thought this may help some.


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