Please help new mom that has postpartum anxiety

Kay - posted on 10/12/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My baby girl is 2 months now and I thought this would get better since everyone keeps telling me what Im going through is normal. However it is getting really bad and has been progressing more and more instead of getting better and it doesn't feel normal anymore. I don't sleep. Even when my baby is sleeping. I just can't calm my mind. As soon as I lay down all these horrible "what if's?" pop in my head. These crazy scenarios like an earthquake, home invasion, car wrecks, someone stealing my baby, someone hurting my baby, any natural disasters, even the world ending. I sit there and play through all of them to try to figure out how to save my baby. It's gotten so bad my husband wakes up to me crying. When I leave the house without my baby I worry that something is going to happen and how will I get back to my baby? I can't function without worrying everywhere we go is a potential death trap. People around us are people who could maybe hurt us.I've tried talking to my husband about how I feel because its starting to effect our relationship because I'm very quiet thinking I would sound crazy. He doesn't believe in depression. He's a "It's all in your head" kind of person. We just moved here and I don't have friends to go see to take my mind off of things. It's really hard. Please someone tell me this will get better. It's 4:00am and all I can think about is...*what if our apartment caved in?...etc :(


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Barbara - posted on 10/12/2015




Wow! it sounds like you're really having a rough time. Post partum depression and / or anxiety is so different for each person. Have you given any thought to counseling or discussing it with your OB doc?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/12/2015




Sorry love that you are going through this. We all worry, that is true. My son almost drowned right next to me years ago, and I still have flash backs of it, or wake up in the middle of the night dreaming about it. Yes, it is normal to worry about your children. That is what any parent does. But, if you feel like it is getting out of control, you really need to speak to your doctor about it. Don't worry about your husband right now. Worry about you, and get the help you need.

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