whats wrong with me

Bobbi - posted on 11/17/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i dont know whats wrong with me,im a new mom of a 8 month old and i knew it was going to be hard but i didnt know it would be like this,dont get me wrong i love being a mom but i get so angry that i have to put my baby down and walk away..i feel horrible that i get that mad.and then there are times when i get so overwhelmed that i cry,i told my husband that i want to go to the doc but he said that i dont need pills to make me feel better that i should just suck it up and handle it..and then i feel bad that i even thought about taking something to make me feel better.i dont want to go against my husband but i dont know what to do...please any advice will help

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/17/2015

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Honey, you do need to talk to your doctor. It is not uncommon, nor are you a bad person, to have these types of feelings, especially after your first. Your husband did NOT have the chemical and hormonal changes to his body that you did with your pregnancy, and it's really easy for a man to tell you to "suck it up", but you need to feel better.

Make an appointment with your physician. Tell your husband to suck it up, you need to speak with a professional, and unless HE is a physician, he cannot help in this case. Tell him you'd like his support, rather than his 'advice' of telling you to suck it up.

You may find that you have a bit of post partum depression, or that you're still a littl chemically imbalanced from the pregnancy and birth. Trust me, you are NOT a bad mom!

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Raye - posted on 11/18/2015

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Shawnn's right. Talk to your doctor. There may be different things they would suggest instead of pills, but even if they do give you pills, there's nothing wrong with wanting to feel better. If your husband tells you to "suck it up," kick him in the balls and tell him to "suck it up".... not really. But he does not know what you're going through, so he can't really make that kind of decision for you.

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