I need help..is this PPD..sorry if it's in the wrong place.

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  1. iluvmyfamily

    iluvmyfamily mom to 5 babies 1 angel

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    Probably not the right place for this but I don't know where else to post. In postnatal area barely anyone writes or replies so I figured I'd try my luck here.

    Since having my baby girl I've been depressed. It could very well be all the stress I've been facing since moving to a new State 3 months ago but ever since having her 8 days ago I feel worse. I wanna take care of her but DH does most of the work because I don't seem to move a muscle to get up and do it. I don't like myself for that, either. I'm usually moving around and getting things done but I feel mentally and emotionally exhausted. I have no patience for my children anymore (and I have 5 so that doesn't help! lol), and I'm very snappy with DH. I get to the point where I wanna talk about my feelings but then I shut down completely and want nothing to do with anything. I feel scared to be alone with all the kids, especially the baby, and it could be because DH has been out of work for a month and when he goes back I fear I won't be able to handle them all at one time. It shouldn't be too hard though because my 5 and 7 yr old are in school until 4pm and all I have at home with me is the baby which sleeps most of the time and the boys which if I put tv on they're pretty calm for the most part. I just don't feel like I can handle anything. I feel very overwhelmed. Is this PPD?? I had it with my first and 3rd but I'm not sure if this is how I felt with them. :( What should I do? I don't look forward to anything and I feel very undecisive.
     
  2. laila 44

    laila 44 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hun. I think it's just baby blues! Give it 2-3 weeks and see how u feel then. You are prob just overwhelmed. I'm struggling with a toddler and newborn I can't even imagine 5 kids!!!!dont feel guilty for not getting up just get the rest u need. If it makes u feel any better I hired a night nurse to do night feeds with baby because I needed to recover and don't do well with no sleep. I think you'll be just fine. Xxx pm me if u wanna chat
     
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    pebbie1 Mum to Marielle & Markus

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  4. iluvmyfamily

    iluvmyfamily mom to 5 babies 1 angel

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    Thank you girls. I'll do the quiz now just to see.
     

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