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Posted By Anonymous on Oct 27, 2022

hi thanks for reaching out please contact your PHN they area great help or phone us here in the office 0214922083 for a chat , one small baby is extremely tiring so cant imagine having two small babies so well done you im sure you are doing a great job but you must look after yourself also its completely natural to feel irritated when your so tired your not going to feel yourself is there anyone that can give you a break even for an hour whilst your partner works away? take all the offers if any. JEN PND IRL

Posted By Anonymous on Sep 20, 2022

Hi, I need advice. I've a history of depression from a number of years ago. I had my first child just as covid hit the country. I had to give up work due to childcare. I have a second who's 11m old. Recently I've been feeling overwhelmed, touched out, irritable, constantly tired. I've been making excuses for it. I have two young children. I'm busy. They don't sleep. But it's really starting to effect me. I'm getting headaches. Crying. Shouting. My partner works away and when he's home I don't want to be touched. I just want to be left alone. I don't even want the dog up for cuddles. I don't know if these are just normal feelings or if it's a touch of PND. When I read the symptoms, some I tick, others are so far from it (I've no anxiety for example). Getting an appointment with my GP is extremely difficult. The receptionist wants your life history before she'll even let you speak to the nurse, so I don't want to feel like I'm wasting their time. 🥴 Is it something I should be talking to my GP or someone about? Or is it just the reality of having young kids close together?

Posted By Shauna on Oct 19, 2022

You are still covered by the perinatal mental health team of your maternity hospital until the baby is 12m old so I would get on to them ASAP and someone will speak to you. I also found my Public Health Nurse great as a first port of call.