- Started by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2017
I have two kids,and after having our 2nd I didn't have the same instant feelings as first time round. She had severe colic and I literally slept on a couch with her on my chest for 3 months straight. Things all improved and I am so lucky with them both. But for the majority of the last 12 months (she's now 2) I am feeling extremely low, no motivation, suffer mood swings and find myself being so irritated by things that have never bothered me before. I also get bad cabin fever being at home and find my days so mundane, I used to be really outgoing and bubbly but feel like a totally different person. Is it possible this could be postnatal depressed so late on?? I love my girls, but feel like I want to escape most days and am slowly crumbling.
- Started by Anonymous on May 22, 2017
Hi all I was diagnosed with PND in March I also lost a very close friend to cancer after Christmas. I am doing ok now not taking medication going for counselling & finding this is helping alot I am on sick leave from work & have been signed off again for another few weeks but my boss doesn't seem too impressed with this so I am now starting to panic that I will have no job to go back too can you be let go for sick leave? Like I said I have been doing ok but this really has me so upset & stressed out all day
- Started by Hanna on May 15, 2017
I am a new mom the past 2 months. Single mother, as father refuses to believe it's he's child and refuses to take DNA test. Currently living back at home with my parents trying to find a place to live on the HAP scheme, not having any luck. All this while being very depressed and upset. Easily the hardest thing I have ever gone through and still going through. On medication but doesn't seem to be working. Will it ever stop 😔
- Started by Becky on May 11, 2017
I had my baby 2 years ago, I never really accepted I had PND until he was 1. It was an incredibly difficult time as he had reflux, a problem with his neck after the long labour and we also moved house. I blamed all of these things and thought it would pass.
I feel like I never got the bonding time with him and still struggle to enjoy my time with him. It can feel like a effort some of the time. How do I move forward and make up for lost time ? I don't have much support around me, my husband is amazing ! My friends all had babies around the same time and had lovely experiences which made me back away from them. I don't know how to move forward and let go of the feelings I have. I have a older teenager too and it was just such a lovely experience having her. I know it shouldn't feel like this and it makes me so sad to not have the same feelings this time.
- Started by Val on Apr 27, 2017
Hi I currently suffering post natal depression and anxiety disorder I'm 9 months in and wish it would just go away I'm on medication and I see a mental health nurse every fortnight I just feel so lost and hopeless I feel like I'm numb I cry and sit not talking for hours I'm so tired feeling this way I just want to feel like my old self again I'm still young enough I'm 32 I've four amazing kids and a partner who adores me I should be happy. My partner gave up work to look after me as I can't bare to be left on my own for fear of losing control and harming myself please someone tell me I'll be ok
- Started by Una on Apr 13, 2017
I have PND for last 6 months am on medication and have tried councilling but feel there is something missing really feel I need to talk to other Mums that have recovered. None of my friends understand....
- Started by Di on Mar 14, 2017
I have PND been advised to go to support meetings nervous I will break down in front of strangers.
What if someone there I know?
- Started by Anne on Mar 10, 2017
Can somebody please help. I just had my second baby only 10 days ago. Ive been feeling very very low and anxious and been have the same awful thoughts that this is it. I did get better the last time though it took a long time. I cant see any happiness or joy at present, im back on meds but theyll take weeks to work.
I just need some reassurance. Im very anxious that it will spiral into somethinh worse though i am up and functioning, im just going through the motions each day..i.feel so guilty to. Especially to my firstborn who is 3. Hes such a happy boy and i am currently miserable.
My house does not feel like my own and i feel like i'm in a bubble.
I am dredging up how i felt the last time and its scary. Xx
- 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