Anonymous said: Did you experience any postpartum depression after your baby was born?
I’m not going to say yes, because I think people who really do struggle it would be offended.
But I did experience a feeling of hopelessness, extreme fatigue, and very teary.
That lasted constantly for about 3 weeks. I’m back to work now, and it can still happen, but it’s more because I’m missing my family.
What I’ve realised, is its not something to be ashamed of. Pretty much every parent experiences some sort of feeling where they just want to shut the world out.
It is something to be taken seriously though, talk to the person closest to you, speak to your health visitor, it’s how I’ve managed to get through it.
And remember, if your baby is crying and will not stop, and you’re feeling like it’s too much, go place them somewhere safe, like their crib, and just take 10 minutes to breath. Sounds silly, but they’ll be safe, and it means you can gather your wits and care for them in the right frame of mind.