Ive been dealing with postpartum depression and its been getting worse. I am on meds but they arent enough. At nighttime is when the depression is the worst and i was wondering how can i make nighttimes easier to deal with. I have to be able to care for my baby but i get so overwhelmed at night even if there is nothing happening. She could be sleeping soundly and ill just look at her and become very overwhelmed and start crying. Is there a way to ease my postpartum… read more
I'm a mom of 3 after I had my oldest I felt the same way so I let my then husband take care of him so I could try to rest and also try to sleep when the baby is asleep I know it can be hard but you gotta take care of yourself in order to take care of your child
I agree with Sylvia, however, if your on meds and still taking a dive at night, i would suggest calling the doctor and let him know. He/she will be able to help you. Come here, im usually here late. The nighttime was the worst for me too! Even people with other forms of depression get worse at night. Come here, we'll keep you company when the darkness comes. Be good to yourself. This will passin its own time, but it will pass.
Postpartum is difficult. You wonder why you just had a baby and feel dismayed. All that craziness getting pregnant and carrying the baby, the birth, and then reality sets in. I am a mother responsible for....another life. Is this realy happening.
I use to get the worst anxiety attacks at night. I would always think I heard the baby crying. It was like the twilight zone.
Keep taking whatever it is the doctor told you to do, and get support. I nursed my second and third baby and really....that is the best thing to do to bond. If you can figure out how to do it.
Everyone is different though. I loved nursing a baby and said, well that's why God gave me these big boobs.
Take it easy. Love that precious spirit who has come to you. Don't worry. It will all work out in time.