Kaylee - posted on 12/04/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )
I've been battling with this ppd/general depression for 6 years now (I was depressed from losing a baby before I got pregnant with my son) When my PPD was real bad, my parents stepped in. My 5 yr old son now thinks of my parents as his own! My mother is controlling and tells me I'm wrong for everything I do. I've been on many anti depressants, talked to many doctors, and tried so many bonding activities with him .. NOTHING WORKS! I'm so scared bc I know my son's dad is going to take me back to court and I'm going to lose him. I need help! Please any advice is welcome. Am I suppose to rip him away from the only parents he has known? Yes his dad is in the picture, but has visitation rights as of right now. I don't know how to get my son to live with me. I don't know how to get him to see me as his mother even though I've done everything I can think of to bond with him. I'm more of a sister to him. I don't know how to get that bond with him. The only option I haven't tried is taking him away from my parents and making him stay with me for awhile to get to see if we are even capable of that bond without my mother being in the way since she's used to being the mother figure. I need help. Please. Thanks for your time.