Is it possible that I could have Post Natal Deprssion????

Karissa - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am a mum of two boys three and one.... I love them with all my heart, they are my world, especially after being told I would never have kids (they are a blessing)

But I am constantly feeling down and wanting to cry all the time, I often feel the need to have a break frm them, but than feel guilty afterwards.... Could I possiblly be going through Post Natal Depression even though my youngest child is soon to be one??? Please help me....

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Michelle - posted on 03/07/2010

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I had a friend that went through this... she had a hormonal imbalance that dident get adjusted after the birth of her baby. You should see a dr. I also agree with the other moms, It is a hard job! Dont feel guilty! Take some time. A mom support group where moms meet and talk is also good. You should try to get togeather with moms in person. We all need support and we all need to know that we are not alone!

Debra - posted on 03/07/2010

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It sound like you do. Let me tell you something I had eight children of my own. I used to fill guilty about leaving my kids sometimes, but you cannt fill that way. You need your time and space away from them too. Even if it is a couple of hours. You are important too. So make some time for you and you will feel better about yourselve

Marianna - posted on 03/07/2010

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It sounds like you possible need to get your mind and body on the same page. I just had a baby and I started to feel what they would call the "baby blues" but I refused to let it get the best of me. If you are anything like me, you know you truly control your own mind, so stay strong. Mind over matter. TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF.. everyday be it a long bath, listening to music you like or sitting down and reading or writing. What helps me when I am swimming the deep blues I write my true feeling out on a piece of paper or my journal. Whatever you chose to do make sure you take time out for yourself to feel pretty, important, and independent, or whatever makes you feel special and your feelings will subside. You are probably exhausted and need to get your mind together.. this will help. Remember, take time for yourself.. you boys will thank you in the long run.

Karissa - posted on 03/07/2010

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Thank you so much, I just feel so down all the time I hate it, I just want to go back to how it used to be happy and playing games etc....

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It is very possible. Sometimes postpartum depression doesn't present until later on. I would suggest talking to your doctor about how you are feeling. Don't feel guilty, being a mom is one of the most stressful, overwhelming jobs out there- many women go though this. There are lots of treatment options, you don't necessarily need anti-depressants. Good luck!

Emily - posted on 03/07/2010

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of course there is that chance that you've had it the whole time and have just brushed it off as normal feelings...you should talk to your doctor about it...it may seem funny to talk about with him/her but you need to at least talk to someone so that you dont keep it pent up inside....

Karrie - posted on 03/07/2010

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It is possible that you may be experiencing postpartum depression, if you are feeling down go talk to your physician and they will give you some suggestions and maybe find a local group in your area with other women having the same experience. Don't feel guilty about anything many many women experience kuddos for discussing it. :-)

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