does it help you?
how did you go about it?
i'm afraid she won't understand what i'm trying to say...i'm also afraid to talk about it at all so i don't know if i'll be able to explain what i'm feeling
I've been in therapy since before I got pregnant. I looked for a doctor who specialized in women's issues. I'm a first time mom and haven't had my baby yet but I am comforted by the fact that I am being monitored early on due to a history of depression and anxiety. I've been on meds throughout my pregnancy because I'm at high risk for PPD/PPPA.
IF you can, try and find someone who specializes in PPD/PPA.
My daughter is 2 but I have been in therapy since she was 6 months old.
Try to find a doctor who specializes in PPD, others just don't seem to understand it correctly. I think you should be able to find one by googling "post partum support international" they used to have a list on their webiste.
Depending on where you live, there might be some counselors who specialize in PPD. I know my aunt-in-law (who is only 7 years older than me) has a counselor who is specialized and it's great for her.
I live in too-small of a town to have a specialized one, but I just asked my OB who she'd recommend. I would ask your OB who he/she would recommend.
I started going about two years ago. It was very helpful. Medication alone won't get rid of anxiety or depression. It will take it away most of the time, but there will always be times in your life where you'll have "breakthrough" depression or anxiety and you'll need to learn how to deal with it.As far as what to say ... just go. It usually starts out very general. They get to know you, what brought you in, what your life is like, etc. They know how to ask the right questions and how to "draw you out" so to speak. Just think of it like having a discussion with someone really close to you. How would you talk to them about what you're going through?A counselor/therapist is nice because they are a neutral third party, and someone trained to give you correct/helpful advice. Honestly, I think everyone should see a therapist! lol.