I too have been recently diagnosed with depression. I find that to everyone on the outside looking in, it's so taboo to be depressed when you have a gorgeous new baby. I have had to start anti-depressants, which is something I swore I would never do. The hardest thing is finding someone to talk to who doesn't just try to "fix" your situation, ie. husband! My darling man is getting more and more stressed out each day because he can't seem to "fix" my condition. I do feel sorry for him, I am grumpy, moody, never 'in the mood' so to speak. On top of the depression, I have a beautiful baby boy who doesn't believe in sleeping at night. This doesn't help the situation. Any one else out there who is going through this traumatic time who wants to chat, please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I would also love to hear from ladies who have conquered pnd, as this can put some light at the end of the tunnel for we who are still enduring it.
Nicole, Queensland, almost 3 yo boy - Sebastian