- Started by Sue on Feb 16, 2017
I have PND for 4 months, very up and down thats bad enough but think I hate my house (I didn't always feel like this) Dont want to be on my own in the house, when I go out don't want to come back, I feel so lonely all the time. I feel I need to be near my family, my partner dosnt understand he thinks I am imaging things and when I get better all will be ok. I am really obsessed and feel if we move I will get better. Is this normal? it is doing my head in...
- Started by Anita on Feb 16, 2017
Sitting in doctors waiting room, don't know what to tell her when I get in there, can feel myself welling up in my chest. Feeling a bit stupid and a little like a drama Queen
- Started by Cathy on Jan 11, 2017
The last few months have been very hard I am pregnant with my first baby and have been very depressed. My Doctor assures me it will probably go away when the baby is born, I keep worrying that I will end up with Postnatal Depression. I really need some encouragement is there anyone out there who can help?
- Started by Emma on Jan 19, 2017
Just after having my fourth child and told I have Postnatal Depression, I cant believe it, I was fine on the other 3 and really didn't think this could happen to me. My GP wants me to go on anti depressants, I am scared and have put off making a decision. At the moment I can hardly decide if I want a cup of tea or what to wear, I was always so sure of myself. Any advice gratefully received.
- 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.