Hi everyone, thanks for sharing all your stories, I have been reading them over the past few days whilst pondering whether or not i am suffering from pnd. They have given me reassurance and a feeling of not being the only one who cannot cope at times. Thank you all for your honesty
Today I took my baby for his 6 week check up (he's 8 weeks but they were chockers until today) He is absolutely fantastic in every way, a gorgeous easy baby which i am so lucky and blessed to have!
Unfortunately the same cannot be said of me. After a long talk with the lovely ECN nurse and filling in some forms, she said i definitely have pnd. Mixed in with the feelings of failure and inadequacy was a huge sense of relief!
I also have another son, a gorgeous almost 3 year old who is being extremely disagreeable, disobedient and difficult a lot of the time lately (surprise surprise a new baby brother is on the scene taking up all this extra time and attention- how DARE he????). I have been experiencing heaps of anxiety about him, feeling like a pathetic parent with no control.
All my poor husband cops is snappy abuse (some deserved but lots not), tears and no affection or sex....the last thing on my mind at this present time.
So now I have a name for it time to take action........
Medication? Maybe (scared s#*tless to be truthful when hearing of possible side effects but then reading so many positive comments here has opened my mind a bit). Sorry this was such a rave, felt like getting it out. Thanks for reading and my heart goes out to all the mums doing it tough emotionally....you are all wonderful people with deep feelings- when things are great life is the best but when you are low it sucks bigtime doesn't it