Re: Anyone go thru post partum depression after your 2nd child?
How long ago did your friend give birth? If its been in just the past several weeks it could be normal. If its been 12 weeks or more she needs to contact her OB and let him or her know what's going on. I had it too after the birth of our second, but c section as well. Our oldest was three at the time. I remember something similar to what your friend is going through. I knew it was my last because dh only wanted two children (had no idea that years later we would end up adopting a newborn out of the foster care system). I think that was the basis for mine, but I remember that while I was crying one minute I would be thinking, OMG, what have I done to our beautiful little threesome and the next minute thinking, my baby is growing up way too fast and I can't stop it. I ended up going to the doctor when he was 12 weeks old because it was starting to effect how I was treating others and I became close one day to actually physically hurting our dog. He put me on meds which helped a little and eventually it did disappear.
I will say a prayer for your friend. PPD is miserable and you feel so helpless!