- Started by Roz on Nov 14, 2018
Hi all, I’m looking to chat to mums who are recovered or going through PND PNA. I’m suffering from PNA currently although have started anti depressants and and in therapy. Genuinely can’t believe this is happening to me. I love my LG and adore spending time with her, but can’t shake the anxiety / thoughts. I know it’s something I will get through but would love to have a few friends to discuss with at this hard time x
- Started by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2018
Hi All. My lo is 4 months and we’ve been struggling with breastfeeding since day one. We were advised on discharge from hospital to exclusively breastfeed and I followed this thinking things would improve despite poor weight gain. We also had a tongue tie diagnosed and released but no improvement. We tried to give a bottle in early days and every day for last 5 weeks but no luck. Concerned about milk supply now too. LO is doing great in terms of milestones & seems happy but very poor sleeper. I can’t help feeling all connected to feeding issues and thinking I followed wrong advice. Not getting much sleep either - find that I’m awake even when LO asleep. Also feel increased anxiety and low self esteem. Went to GP and talked it out but no definitive diagnosis or treatment. How do I know what’s PND & what’s “normal worry”? Any advice much appreciated.
- Started by PND Dublin on Dec 11, 2018
I’m a Mum of a two year old little boy and I think I have been struggling with post natal depression for a long time. I am coming out of the other side however pregnant now and terrified of it getting worse. How I’ve suffered is by losing all sense of self and confidence, I know I’m a good Mum but I have left everything else’s in my life completely slip.
I know there are monthly meet ups in Cork, but I’d love to know are there any mums in the dublin area. A support groups would be amazing as a first step to getting out of my new shell in a safe place.
In the meantime - lucky Cork ;)
- Started by Sue on Nov 15, 2018
My baby is 3 months old and I been diagnoised with Postnatal depression a month ago, wasnt sleeping or eating full of anxiety. Felt so guilty that I not proper Mum, this not what book says. Took a lot of courage to go to GP, on meds since but they not the miracle I thought now I do get odd good days followed by really bad days. Please tell me it will end, I seem to be lost not the old me so unsure of myself, the day seems so long and affraid to tell people how bad I am.
- Started by Jill on Oct 03, 2018
Hello, I am undertaking a research study in Trinity College Dublin and would like to speak to dads whose partner has experienced mental health issues (such as anxiety and postnatal depression) after the birth of a baby. If you think your partner would be willing to speak to me about their experience please feel free to pass on my details to them and they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 087 0629892. Thank you.
- Started by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2018
Hi, thanks for taking the time to read and respond to me.
I’ve a 12 week old baby who is really good. I’m blessed really. I have 3 other children. One of them is a toddler.
Over the last three or four weeks I’m struggling with my feelings. I’m letting them take over and they are keeping me awake at night. I’m distracting myself by doing house work. My feeling are that my family treat me different than other siblings. They didn’t visit me often when baby was born but they visit other family members. My dad criticizes my decisions and how my other half works. He thinks my husband should be doing more but he is away early in the morning and back late working so I can be a SAHM.
I’m comparing myself to my other sisters and brothers and I feel my parents have favorites and me and my family are low on the list. This normally doesn’t bother me but it is now. I could be in the car and I just start crying about it, I could be in the shower and I just cry. I love my family but feel they don’t support me or treat me the same as others.
This has always been the case but it’s hurting me now.
These thoughts are taking over. I feel like I’m thinking of it every time I have time to think and I’m crying a few times a day. I try snap out of it and think today will be good and then it’s not, something might happen or I starting thinking about it and feel so upset and alone.
I hope I’m not like this to my children. I pour every once of love I have into my children.
I’m hoping it passes soon. Some days I think I should just sit my parents down and say everything but I don’t want it to be turned on me saying I’m just jealous. They have a way of twisting things and making you feel guilty.
I don’t know what to do.
- 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 Ciara on Aug 20, 2018
I just feel so miserable. I have two kids under two and just feel like I’m drowning. Every day that I know I’m going to be on my own with them all day I feel like I’m drowning, suffocating and I dread it. I feel like I’ve lost my identity and I don’t feel like a person anymore. We are moving house at the minute after living with my sister for a while and my partner thinks I’m just stressed over that and is dismissing my thoughts that I may be suffering with post natal depression. I feel I can’t cope with anything right now, the slightest thing sets me off. I don’t know if I’m just stressed or overreacting but I don’t know what to do. I suppose I’m just ranting but any advice would be appreciated.
- Started by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2018
Please help I have been in an unhappy marriage for a while now think I knew years ago it would not work out but really only admitting it now alot of stuff has kept us together like house family illness etc and don't get me wrong when things are good they are brilliant but when they are bad I can't do it anymore I have 2 beautiful daughters who I love more than life itself but it feels like a constant struggle to get anything done around the house with them I am snapping at my 2 year old all the time and not able to cope when my baby 5 months is out of sorts my husband says it's just post natal depression but he is not listening to how unhappy I am with everything else in life don't think I could bear it be on medication and have him make me feel like a worse mother terrified of going to gp also don't even know how to explain it
- Started by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2018
I look at old photos of me and it's like a different person. I'm beaming, bubbly and happy, in every single one. I can't remember the last time i felt like that. I've been struggling for 2 years now, and when I last posted here, one reply suggested I wasn't doing enough to help myself and need to get out more. But going anywhere is now a chore. I cry at the drop of the hat, and get really irritable with my kids. My eldest knew a completely different mammy, than the mammy my youngest has grown up with the last couple of years. I can feel myself putting on a front each time i'm around my parents and other family. I don't even know what to say to my doctor if i go, i dont want to sound like i'm looking for attention or pity. I have had thoughts of not so pleasant things once or twice, but know it would never come to that as i'd never leave my kids, but even having those thoughts scares me. My husband can be great, but i can tell he thinks i'm just miserable these days and he misses how i was too. I can't imagine needing medication for this, i keep thinking i can get a handle on it, but i just feel like i've lost who i am, lost my spark. In our recent holiday pics, my eyes look dead or something, i cant even explain it. I just needed a rant on a bad day x