I have been thinking that I would really like to connect with some other mums who are coping with/have coped with PND, and wondered if there are mums who would like to meet up on a fairly regular basis.
I was thinking of something a bit like a playgroup/coffee morning, but everyone there knows that if they are having any issues at all, that all the mums understand and there is support there.
If you don't want to out yourself on a thread, please PM me!
I guess I should tell you a little about what happened to me, and why i think a group/get together would be a good thing.
I did have PND with my first son, but kept denying it, and hoping it would get better. I used homoeopathics for a bit, and it did help, but i lapsed back into depression quite quickly.
The real trouble started when my second son was born, and my partner began interstate truckdriving, and i saw him once a fortnight or so.
As I am a kiwi, all my family is in NZ, so i was very alone.
My son had colic, and I just couldn't cope after a while, and became more and more suicidal and my partner was very unhelpful. My sister flew in from NZ, packed me up, and took me home to stay with my mum, and I got onto some meds, and am now thankfully feeling MUCH better!
I am taking the plunge once more, and returning to Brisbane at the end of this month, so am thinking about all the support systems I need to be getting into place, so that I do not end up back at the same spot I was.
Looking foward to meting some new mums - hopefully!