Any advice for a new mom?

Billie Jo - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am a 20 year old new mom with a 1 month old daughter.

I think i may be suffering from post partum depression

does anyone have advice on how i can help my boyfriend better understand what i am going through and how he can be supportive and help me (emotional support?) its very fuustrating for the both of us.

I tried callin my doctor today but no luck getting through.



any advice would be appreciated.

Thankyou.

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Fawnia - posted on 09/14/2012

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well the best advice i can give you is just tell him sometimes moms get post partum when there young parents because they are not use to being around a crying baby that's how i was at first with my daughter very agitated from the crying but then i started to tell myself this is my daughter and she needs me i shouldn't get so irritaed cause she can't take care of herself that's the mother and fathers job until they get old enough. Just talk to your boyfriend and tell him to be more supportive he needs to tell you that it's going to be ok and you'll get through it. trust me i got through it took a little while but i got through it. and on the doctor thing keep trying to get ahold of them they might be able to help too.

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Try to help urself first , take a walk, meet friend, raise ur self esteem by trying anything new. And tell him that u need only some psychological support

User - posted on 09/16/2012

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Thank you, its very good to know that i am not alone. ya know?

but i will take your suggestions, i just want to be "me" again.

Kari - posted on 09/15/2012

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get some anti-depressant. go to your ob-gyn and he/she should prescribe one based on your situation. i went through the same thing. it sucks, but it gets better as your child gets older. the way i got through it was imagining what my son would think if he didn't see me happy. your baby feels everything you're feeling, emotionally. so your baby will be sad if they know your not happy. so just keep on a bright, happy face for your daughter and the postpartum should dissipate. i hope this helps :) good luck.

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