Hello, Thank you for your suggestions. I will look into them. I agree, I need to try forgive myself and let go of this shame. Since reading other Moms post amd sharing my own, I have been more open with my husband, who is very supportive. I know what I need to do, I need to just take action and do it. Thanks again. X
The very best of luck to you x
Hello, After reading some of the post, I feel I should post how I have been feeling. I had my baby boy 6 months ago and I have not felt my self since. Most days I feel irritable, sad, cross,tired and find day to day generally hard. Some times I feel becauase of my birth experience I feel I never had that moment where you make that ultimate bond with your baby. I have a wonderful husband who is very worried and has encouraged me to seek help. I feel so ashamed for how I feel and behave, it makes me uncomfortable to talk about it, depite having great support. Some days I feel good, so I tell my husband, I will go to Gp next week if I don't feel any better. Now 6 months have passed. I hope by posting this, I'm making the first step and will have the confidence to get the help I need. Thanks for listening.
Hi there, I’m so so very sorry for how you are feeling. I’m little boy is now 10months old and my mental health was very bad after his birth. Thank god I am doing better. You also deserve to feel better, please please make that appt, there is no shame or embarrassment to be attached to it. Your a Mammy and we are stronger than we even realise. You deserve to be so happy. Make the appt, you wont regret it. Best thing I ever did. Best of luck x
Thank you for your reply and kind words. I agree I need to make an appointment but I'm finding it hard to shake this shame. Im glad to here there is light at the end of the tunnel. Even since writing this post, I'm feeling a small sense of relief. Thanks again. X
I totally understand what you mean about shame I felt every bit of that but as soon as I sat in that seat and said I’m not doing ok the relief was huge. I firstly spoke with a therapist over the phone, completely confidential. Check out nurture Ireland they are great. I promise you, things will get better for u. My days were very very dark and now fast forward 6months with a lot of work I’m doing a million times better. Keep talking and keep communication between u and your partner or friend or family member open. Mammies are like superheroes, I’m telling you! You have no idea how strong u are. Sending u the biggest virtual hug xx