I have been coping with PPD since DS was 6 weeks old. He had colic. I felt unsupported. Here I am 9 months later AND today I went to the doctor. I thought I was coping fine. I'd have a rock-bottom week here and there but the rest of the time I was coping at what I felt was an OK level. The past few weeks have been hell. So I went. I'll be starting meds tomorrow and have been referred for psychotherapy.
I'm a bit nervous about the meds because I'm still breastfeeding but the pros outweigh the cons. I hope this will allow me to be the mother I want to be for my son AND the wife I want to be for my husband. More importantly: I hope this allows Me to be the person I want to be for Me.
Wish me luck.