- Started by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2021
I wonder if anyone can help. I’m looking for someone to help me out with my baby during the day as I have pnd & im struggling to cope with her. She’s a beautiful baby girl (4 months old) but she has reflux & is teething & it’s all too much for me. I find myself dreading the morning because I’m not sure how I’ll get through another day. My partner is great but he needs to work. If you know somewhere I can find someone who would be willing to help for a few weeks/months then please let me know.
- Started by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2020
I was diagnosed with PND in august after my second baby, he was 8 months old then - I started medication and instantly felt better - I still have moments of being overwhelmed but over all much much better than before - he is a really tough baby and I am constantly exhausted however I am managing much better except for one thing - whenever I hear of others having a second or third baby of different genders I find it really triggering. I get very jealous and sad that I have two boys - I adore both my children but I feel like I’m grieving for a daughter. Has anyone else felt like this? I don’t know how to shake this feeling, my husband and I have agreed to no more children & even if we did change our minds I don’t think I could handle the disappointment of another boy. I feel so horrible for thinking this way when I adore my boys but I can’t shake it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
- Started by D on Sep 02, 2020
Hi All, my second baby is 3 weeks old. I can’t control my anger, but I only feel the anger towards my partner and sometimes my toddler but never ever anywhere near what I feel for my partner. He has no compassion for the fact that I just had a baby and was the same with my first little girl. I roar and shout in front of the kids and can’t stop myself, but then the guilt of acting like that in front of my kids absolutely kills me I just sob for hours afterwards. I wish I could stop but I can’t. I’m so afraid of my behavior having a negative impact on the kids, particularly my toddler. I’ve tried to talk to my partner about PND but he still doesn’t get it. My daughter was 7 days old when I first lost my temper and he just told me I was mad
- Started by Jenny on Apr 13, 2017
Please tell me how I can avoid getting Postnatal Depression, my friend in such a state just dont want it to happen to me.
- Started by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019
First post here,I was just wondering if someone (anyone!)could shed some light as I feel like I'm out of my mind! I have a 1 year old little boy . Since November things haven't been great, mental health wise. I am still suffering (gynaecologically speaking) after a tough birth and I don't think this has helped. My main question is ; have any of your PND symptoms manifested in a physical way as well as mental? I have had constant dizziness the last 8 months , I've seen a neurologist , have had mri , bp monitor fitted... All fine and normal. But this dizziness is constant and is so debilitating . No friends have gone through this so I feel like I'm the only one. I also get this feeling, daily , like a tingling feeling, like water or something crawling on me. Can anyone relate?
- Started by Claire on Aug 24, 2020
Iv seen a few topics from journalists looking to speak with women about PND. I just want to know if your a journalist please reach out to let me know. I am happy to talk. The stigma needs to be removed. People need to understand PND is a real illness. Not something you can snap out of or get a grip. It’s not something anyone has the right to say how come you can’t cope when others can. I am happy to speak out. I have no shame in saying I suffered and I still suffer.
- Started by Anon on Mar 19, 2019
Hi ladies. I'm a mom of two, a little girl now 6 and little boy 4months old. I suffered so badly with my first and it wasn't until she was 6months old that I sought help from my gp and realised it was PND. We planned baby number 2 and I had a plan in place with my gp should this happen again and sure enough those feelings began to come back and I started on Strenaline and was doing fantastic. I felt I was being very pro active with my mental health and swore for the sake of my first born I would ensure I got help as soon as I noticed any signs. Now I'm beginning to feel very low, uninterested again (even though I'm on the max dose) and i feel all this is due to me having to return to work the end of next month. I dont feel mentally ready to juggle all this and go back to work and leave my kids, it's making me feel so so anxious. Any mom's in the same position?
- Started by Kellie on Apr 15, 2016
Hey everyone, looking for a bit of help/advice from anyone who has gone through Post Natal Depression. I had my baby 5 months ago, everything from my pregnancy to birth was a breeze. Yet in the last few months I have been suffering terribly from Post Natal Depression. I feel so lost and alone, even though I have so much support around me. My partner contacted a doctor/public health nurse months ago at the 1st sign that there was something wrong, but I wouldn't attend as I didn't want to believe anything was wrong. Myself and my partner began to fight an awful lot, I became controlling, jealous, angry, anxious, insecure, the list goes on, to the point where he couldn't take it any longer and left. Now I feel so much more alone. It's killing the both of us to be apart. I have made an appointment with a doctor and I cannot wait to go. How long does it take to start feeling better? I need to get my relationship and family back if it's not too late. It's a horrible illness and my heart goes out to anybody else feeling this way x
- Started by Joan on Jan 27, 2015
Its my second child and I was so looking forward to his arrival and I end up with Postnatal Depression. He is four months old and the happiest little fellow only cries to be fed. I feel so terrible so anxious, cant eat or sleep, now I feel guilty as I shouldnt have this as my baby so good.
found it hard to go to GP and admit that something was wrong, I am on medication but still finding it really hard. The days are so long and I feel so down all the time, I really try to pretend that I am ok when anyone is around but pay for it afterwards. Please somone tell me it will go away, I am missing out on so much.
- Started by Cathy on Mar 13, 2018
I see that the support group have a coffee morning every month. I would like to go but not sure what to expect, is there big signs up saying Postnatal Depression Coffee Morning. Can I just pop in for a while? Can I bring my baby?