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    Default Trouble coping

    I have an 11 week old baby boy and I know the first few months are difficult but I'm having trouble coping at the moment. I suffered from anxiety and depression prior to having my son and had a difficult pregnancy and birth too. I see a psychologist and psychiatrist and am on medication but still having difficulty. Any support would be much appreciated thank you

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    I don’t have any advice sorry but I just wanted to say that we all have some hard times with a newborn, you’re not alone with this and I promise it doesn’t last forever x

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    Could you try a mum and Bub unit? I’ve heard they can be good for setting routines and helping with techniques.

    It’s bloody hard work, nothing ever really prepares you for it.

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    I was actually thinking that could be a good idea, but I don't know what their criteria for admission is. I feel like I'm not severe enough to warrant it but I think it would take the pressure of my husband...but maybe it would do the opposite I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatB85 View Post
    I was actually thinking that could be a good idea, but I don't know what their criteria for admission is. I feel like I'm not severe enough to warrant it but I think it would take the pressure of my husband...but maybe it would do the opposite I don't know
    Sorry to hear you’re feeling this but glad you have reached out. Your GP will be a good start to help get you into a mother baby unit. There are only a small number of beds (from my understanding) so you’d want to get on the waiting list. My friend went to one and it really really helped.

    What state are you in?

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    there is a mother and baby unit at kemh. please see your gp asap and ask about admission.
    sending love xx

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    Also a unit at Fiona Stanley hospital. My friend went there and I was with her when she got admitted - the facilities were good.

    She also had a couple of stays at Ngala to help with her bub’s settling routine. From her experience, a mother baby unit mostly exists to help the Mother’s mental health and not so much with baby’s routine.

    Ngala was where she got most support for the baby. I went to Ngala (also GP referral) and the experience for learning to settle my bub was invaluable.

    Definitely see your GP, both places could be a huge benefit.

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    Thanks everyone spoke to my psychiatrist and she is going to keep an eye on things and see if my medication needs to increase

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