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Jessica May - posted on 06/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I dont know what is wrong with me i had a baby almost two months ago. Im full of anger and depresstion im always stressed i take it out on my husband. Is there a reasion why im acting like this??

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Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 06/15/2013

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Denikka, I didn't read your post until after I wrote mine but I thought it was eerily similar lol

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 06/15/2013

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Yes, you could be experiencing post partum depression. This is more common than most people think and is not just associated with feeling depressed; it can manifest as anger and extreme anxiousness. It's normal to feel stressed after a baby considering the lack of sleep, hormone changes, and adjusting to caring for a new life, but only you know if you feel your symptoms are controlling your life. Talk to your dr ASAP. I had to fill out a survey after my lo was born to see if I was struggling with ppd which was mandatory for every patient. Post partum depression can be dangerous so make sure you let a trusted family member take over watching the baby if you feel you need a breather. Don't be upset with yourself bc it's not your fault you feel like this and your dr can help guide you on how to start feeling better. Show your husband articles about ppd so he understands you love him and try to remember its not his fault either ! Good luck and hope u feel better soon

Denikka - posted on 06/15/2013

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Two words: Postpartum depression.
It can happen any time up to 2 years after giving birth to a child. Basically your hormones are completely out of whack. You NEED to go in and talk to your doctor about this. It's a common problem and nothing to be ashamed of, but it can have some VERY serious consequences, including injury to yourself, your husband, or your baby (obviously that would be in an extreme case, but it can and does happen).
You need to get some help. That help can take many forms, from counselling to medication or anything, or any combination or anything in between. Your doctor should be able to recommend the best options available to you, but please, DO get some help. It will be okay :)

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