- Started by Wendy on Jan 22, 2017
I had my baby in September having suffered two miscarriages previously. It was a difficult pregnancy and I suffered from depression prior to getting pregnant. I was on anti depressants during pregnancy and was good enough moodwise. All I wanted was to breast feed and have skin on skin however I had an emergency c section and baby ended up in neonatal icu so I didn't see her for hours afterwards. I'm back on my previous antidepressants now and not feeling any better. I'm tearful everyday and I can't get out of this black hole. I don't know what to do
- Started by Roxy on Jan 01, 2017
Hi There, I am looking for some advice/insight. My waters broke at week 36, 2 days after the death of my grandfather. I was in hospital for 2 days and on Xmas day I went in to labour, I was 36.6 when the baby was born on Stephens day. The labour was great but after I had a retained placenta. The midwifes where fantastic, they tried everything to avoid me having to go to theather but I lost a lot of bloodand started fainting etc and ended up under general anesthesia to get sorted. I thought I was going to die. 18 hours after I started to feel so so sad. I came home a day after my son was born Because I thought it would help my mood. Now I am home everything in my house reminds me of when I was pregnant and I can't stop crying. I can't stop feeling sad and every night at 7 it gets worse. I dony know is it my ordeal after labour or that I feel robbed of my last 4 weeks of pregnancy but these feelings are starting to worry me. I adore my son and he is so good. But I can't help but feel he shouldn't be here yet and i feel so guilty for giving him a birthday so close to xmas.
- Started by elaine on Sep 20, 2016
Hi Elanine there is a support group in Kerry it is based in Listowel and they run Support Groups their no 086 7872107.
You can also ring PND Irl 021 4922083 they run support groups, coffee mornings, and have a help line, they also have a book called recovering from Postnatal Depression which can be ordered on the website www.pnd.ie
- Started by C on Oct 03, 2016
Hi, just after birth of my 3rd child. Was hoping I would avoid PND, I had it after my last two and I suffered with anxiety so much last year I was on antidepressants last yr and for 1st 12 wks of this pregnancy. This pregnancy wasn't planned and it took me awhile to come to terms with it. I came off meds and was doing really well. Now I'm back to where I was...I feel numb since the birth and the feel so low, i just feel I can't do this again, as a family we can't do this again, please help
- Started by Sheila on Sep 15, 2016
I feel so awfull, I have a lovely baby girl just what I wanted but feel so unhappy and full of anxiety all the time. Am I the only one going through this, every other Mum seems so happy
- Started by Cathy on Sep 02, 2016
Getting conflicting advice and my head so all over the place don't know what to do. Encouraged to go on anti depressants (I don't want to) I want to go for counselling not encouraged, thought be good idea to go to support meeting to meet other Mums that understand, told I not well enough! surely this would help me?
So hard to make decisions when I find it hard to decide what to wear etc.
Any advice would really help.
- Started by Maria on Aug 19, 2016
I had postnatal depression after my first baby, I went through a lot and now have had my second which is 8 weeks old and feel I am slipping back into it again. I am in such a panic I dont know what to do, I havent told my husband as I feel he will panic. What should I do?
- Started by SUE on Jul 28, 2016
I AM SO SCARED HAD PND ON MY FIRST IT WAS SUCH A TERRIBLE TIME OF MY LIFE, WAS AFFRAID TO GO AGAIN KEPT PUTTING IT OFF BUT DIDNT WANT TO HAVE JUST ONE CHILD SO AFTER 3 YEARS I AM PREGNANT AND SO AFFRAID THAT IT WILL COME BACK. ANYONE OUT THERE BEEN THROUGH THIS AND WHAT HELPED TO STOP THE ANXIETY AND FEAR THAT I AM NOW FEELING.
- Started by Mary on Jun 28, 2016
Hello, unfortunately I was unable to make the monthly coffee morn in Mahon pt, I would really like to meet other mums who are currently suffering with pnd. Perhaps there are other meetings I am unaware of. I feel isolated!
- Started by Paula on Jun 18, 2016
I have had Postnatal depression 4 months, I cannot come to terms with it. I had a great pregnancy and was so looking forward to being a Mum, why did this happen to me? I fought against going on meds but had to give in as I was getting worse. I hate going to get my tablets (what will people think) I feel such a failure, the only person I talk to is my GP, worry that people guess from my face and my anxiety.
Please somone tell me this will go away and I will be my own bubbly self again