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Old 12-27-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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To Help or Not to Help???

My sister she is 30yrs old and 5 months pregnant. Well she is suffering from depression. I think she has always has symptons before the pregnancy but now all she does is sleep, smoke cigs and sleep more.

I have a feeling after the baby she will have the PPD. How do you help a person that is depressed or is that something they have to do on their own???? I tried talking to her but she does not see it....she blames it on being pregnant.

Who or what helped your depression?????

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Old 12-27-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: To Help or Not to Help???

Yea, it sounds like your sister may be suffering from depression and you are correct; PPD is very likely. I suffered PPD, mildly. Being pregnant will make her tired to a degree but I wouldn't think for 5 months. Also, smoking? I'm not giving a lecture here, but.... Even I quit when I was pregnant for my baby's sake! That can sometimes make you feel ill while pregnant. Has her husband/boyfried tried talking to her? She should bring this up at her next doctor's visit or they should if they go with her. Good luck.

Old 12-28-2006, 06:16 AM   #3
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No, I hate the fact that she is smoking and will not quit for atleast the baby...very selfish!!!! My sis had problems before getting pregnant and I think she did this to get attention. The BF is well is not a very good person, several children he does not support.

I know she has self esteem problems and now the depression. Just wanted to know if or what helped others to get help????

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