I am definately dealing with some of this right now. I had my little girl last Wednesday afternoon, we got out of the hospital on Friday and Saturday afternoon my 2 year old was admited to the hospital for her asthma acting up. I was miserable for 3 days while she and my husband were in there. They wouldnt let me keep the baby up there and I was already so emotional the nurses thought it would be better for her if she didnt see me getting upset so much. So I had to come home without my husband and daughter after having already been away from them for 2 days. Everytime I turned around I was crying and miserable. They got home yesterday from the hospital and everything was a little better then but my husband had to go to work today and I wanted to cry when he left the house this morning. I was breastfeeding my one week old when all this started this weekend and because of all the stress and all my baby wont latch on anymore. Which makes me even more depressed cause I really wanted to succeed this time with breastfeeding my child. I am glad I have somebody to come to now and express how I feel, nobody really understood what I was going through this weekend with my family being torn apart again after one night together with the new baby. Thank you very much for posting this.
It's amazing how you can wait 7 years to have another baby, be ecstatic when he's born....then 4 months later, you don't even wanna so much as wake up when he cries. I told my doc, "It's not that I want to throw him out, or hurt him, I just don't want to take care of him. At all." She told me that's normal for PPD sufferers. So, I started the Zoloft last night, and it seems like the one side effect I'm having is a big cut in appetite, which isn't a problem lol....
I obviously have no children yet, ten more weeks for that to come. But PPD really scares me! I had a week off from work during christmas, and got so depressed about everthing that i was miserable the whole holiday season.
I dont know what to do when my baby comes, I cant keep my job. Putting him in daycare is not what I want to do, and the cost of that alone wouldnt make me any extra money. My husband works, but I'm just afraid of having too much time with just me and baby, and i'll start thinking too much about things.
I'm rambling. I'm just scared I guess. Ive heard people talk about PPD like its a myth or something. I havent suffered from it, but I know it is not a myth.
Quoting alyssa (blonder313):
I don't think I have PPD necesarily, but I already had depression since my mom got sick last January, and then died in April.....It did get WORSE after birth, and I started on some antidepressants after, but then I stopped because I'm too snobby I guess. I want to start counselling sometime.
People have had success with counselling?
Quoting brittaney bluegrass.:
Quoting Jenna Leigh:
Thank you Natasha Porsche, and Dinca, I appreciate it. I know it isn't good to self medicate like that, but on some days it really gives me energy and makes me happy. I mean happy that makes me wanna be alive and happy that makes me feel worthwhile. You know, the happy that we all need to feel. I have some underlying issues as well that make things even harder and none of them I could have controlled, even though I blame myself.
Quoting brittaney bluegrass.: