Just had my fourth child and today told I had PND this never happened before and I just cant cope, feel such a failure. Every day so hard I am crying all the time and everything looks so black. Trying to hide my upset from the other kids and this adding to the pressure. I really thought this would never happen to me, I am so organised and positive, each day feels like a week. Afraid to ask for help as a sign of weakness well thats what I think. Please tell me I will get better
It is not a sign of failure, it is an illness and there is help out there. People think that women only get PND after first baby but can happen after any pregnancy with me it was my second. You need help and support is there any family or friends that you can confide in. You have gone to your ~GP so that is a good start, very important to get exercise, I found CBT and mindfulness helpful, council ling works for some, I think for me it was a bit of everything and of course time. If there is a Support group nearby it really helps to talk to other Mums that have been there. I know things seem bad at the moment but there is light at the end of the tunnel.