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Giving birth to little Phoebe was my happiest moment and I cannot possibly imagine my life without her now. She is currently 12 weeks old and makes me smile everyday. I fell into a deep dark hole of depression when mum left Sydney a month after Phoebe was born because I was all alone at home with the baby. From having full on help and was taken such good care by mum to being alone with no one to talk to (hubby works fulltime), I almost wanted to kill myself. I felt lonelier than before Phoebe was born, even though technically there’s an extra person at home now. I cry everyday without reason and am affecting my hubby’s life too because I made him so worried. Breastfeeding Phoebe drained me even more since I was barely eating well. :(


Posted by yyon4699, 24th July 2013


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  • Sounds like you need need to talk to a healthcare professional to get some help.

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  • Some mum can get depression after giving birth. It happen to the sister of my friends. He said her sister can not look after her child and need depression treatment.

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  • I keep thinking about you and wanted to come back and assure you that many of us have had feelings similar to you. I am in an online group of Mums who were all pregnant together, and are still in contact now our children are 2, and many of us have experienced feelings like yours.

    Being a Mum can be very lonely at the best of times – I have my Mum and sister close, and have still felt lonely at times, and like no-one would understand my feelings. The crying you mention is not without reason. Remember all that your body went through not so long ago with pregnancy and birth, and how you have hormones coursing through you. I was a total mess at times (and still have my days now my youngest is 2!)

    I found if I could get out for a walk it made a difference – especially getting some sun and fresh air. I still do it now every morning I can, and we both feel better. I found I had low vitamin D levels which were making me feel worse (and have been linked with depression) and found that what ‘they’ say about the sun making you feel better really is true!

    I hope just by posting here you feel a little better and can take the next step to talking to your Mum and a health professional you can trust. Be kind to yourself, being a Mum really is the hardest job in the world.

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  • I hope you have someone you can talk to – a child health nurse or Doctor? What you are feeling is VERY common. Please get some help and know that you are NOT alone. Take care of yourself and let us know how you are going xx

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