I thought that I might have PPD in the first early weeks of having my DS. I got through them and things turned out better. Then lately I have noticed that I pass my son off to my husband to take care of and just go and lay in bed or just get away from my son. Yesterday my MIL had taken him the night before and the whole day to let me rest because I have been sick with the flu and I needed rest. I was so depressed not having my son here. He got home and I was all over him and then within 2 hours I was passing him to my husband again. I was happy just looking at my husband holding him but I just didn't want to hold him. Now today I am in the complete opposite mood of missing him and I dont want to look at him, I dont want to hold him, I dont want to be a mom today. And that makes me feel like the worst person in the world. Im forcing myself to change him and feed him and comfort him today. I actually lost my temper and put him down walked away and started screaming at the top of my lungs. Can PPD start up later on after having a baby? My son is 3 and a half months and I just feel like a crap mom lately and my husband has no damn clue about it. I dont have anyone to call and talk to or have come over and help me. I dont have any friends here. I cant call my husband and ask him to come home because I already did that this week and its a friday and looks bad on his part. My MIL is working also. I dont know if im just having a bad week from being sick or things are just going to keep getting worse. I need help and I have no one right now. Im thinking I should call my doctor and set up an appointment for tomorrow and get some help? opinions? Any ideas to help calm me down? Im sorry if im coming off like a horrible mother right now
Yes, call your doctor and tell them how you feel. It may take a couple months to start to feel back to normal with meds or you just may need someone to talk to. Either way call your OB and tell them what's going on.
Call your OB! You can get PPD within the first year of having a LO. I had it after having both of my LO's and the best advice I can give you is to get help. I didn't after my first and I regret it. It made a world of difference after having my second child.
I had the same feelings a couple of days ago because Lucas has stopped sleeping through the night and I was SO tired after having weeks of full nights sleep and all of a sudden having to wake up for an hour in the middle of the night. Now that I've caught up on my sleep I feel better though. If you're sick, it could contribute to feeling like you do. Up until now when you were sick you could be grumpy, stay in bed and be miserable. Now you have to look after lil guy as well. I'd talk to your OB love, but hopefully it passes