I was diagnosed with manic depression when I was 14/15 years old. This scares me because I fear that I will become severely depressed after having a baby. I know that I have always wanted to have children and I don't want my depression to ever come in-between the two of us when the time happens.

I was curious as to if any of you have suffered PPD? Were you depressed beforehand or only after the pregnancy? How were you able to connect with baby/cope?

Btw, I know I'll have to speak with a doctor about this, but I wanted to see what you ladies had to say as well.