First off, I'm not currently suffering with PPD, but I really need some PPD-related advice. Sorry if this is the wrong board to be posting on...
My Mom suffered from PPD with all three of her children. She's also Bipolar.
Anyway, throughout my entire pregnancy (this is is my first), my Mom has been freaking out that I'm going to have PPD. She is practically planning on it. I tried telling her that it's mostly hormonal and that there's not much I can do now to 'prevent' it', but that I'm not going to sit around and wait for it to happen! Of course I realize the possibility, but come on. DH and I have read up on it and have prepared ourselves for the possibilities... I think that's enough?
Every single time I talk to her on the phone this is mentioned. If I had a bad day or I said something... she'll immediately tell me that's a sign of postpartum depression. It's driving me INSANE. I feel like she's going to get her 'wish', because by the time I have this LO I'm going to be so djhdslfdf over all this that it might just happen.
We were planning to move closer to my in-laws, and my mother actually made some huge story about me up to my MIL so that she wouldn't want me moving there. She explained herself by saying 'I didn't want you moving away when I'm the only one that will be able to help you through your PPD'. Wtf? That is insane.
I guess my questions are: Have any of you dealt with this? Did your mothers have issues with PPD? How should I handle this? I'm scared that she's going to ruin my chances of NOT dealing with PPD. Is that irrational?