• E
  • 4 months ago

Postpartum depression 😔

I am 2 weeks and 4 days postpartum and it’s been the hardest 2 weeks of my life. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and whenever I feel like I have to talk to someone I do but all I get is eye rolls and “ you look amazing for just having a baby”, “ I wish I could have snapped back like that “ I get these looks like ‘ what do you have to be depressed about? you don’t even look like you just had a baby’ And after talking to someone I just feel worse and I feel bad for having postpartum depression. But you know what it’s not about how I look it’s about how I feel. And Right now I’m having a really hard time accepting this is my new body. I feel like my son deserves a better mother, every time my baby cries I cry apologizing to my son for not being the mother he needs. I feel like my husband deserves a better wife. I go to bed wondering how I can wake up and meet the demands a newborn brings. And that’s if I do go to bed. Every time I eat food I ask myself how much can I eat without gaining any weight? And I eat 3 bites and I feel absolutely disgusting. I cry when I try to pump breastmilk for an hour and not even get an ounce of breastmilk because my breasts didn’t develop all the way during puberty. So yeah I may have snapped back physically but Not emotionally. But my point is when someone comes to you and wanting to talk through there postpartum depression don’t look at them like there crazy or “ I had it worse than you “ look. Because it’s not a freaking competition on who’s postpartum is the worst. We all struggle through it, it may look different than yours but it’s still a struggle.
  • E
  • CA, US
  • 8 hours ago

You have to have open conversations with your husband and allow him to be there for you. It’s okay to not have it all figured out, it’s okay if the laundry piles up or dinner didn’t get made. Your focus is healthy bonding and healing from pregnancy. I, Myself experienced feeling lonely and needing to go back to work for an outlet. I soon realized I will never get this time back with my first and only child. I prayed and prayed daily for peace and strength. I am 3most PP an d doing well. I hope you find some peace in adjusting to your new norm

  • G
  • PA, US
  • 14 days ago

Breastfeeding drains you physically and mentally You said when you eat you're being cautious about how much Well you're not pumping much because you're not eating much You have to eat to fill your stomach And your breasts! Do you have any family or friends around to give you a hand? This is why they say it takes a village to raise a child

  • G
  • PA, US
  • 14 days ago

If pumping breastmilk is not working for you Ditch it

  • G
  • PA, US
  • 14 days ago

The fact that you worry and want the best for your baby and husband shows that you love them They need You You'll be ok

  • G
  • PA, US
  • 14 days ago

I can't believe what I'm reading You better not drive yourself crazy Go talk to a therapist if it gets really bad which it sounds like it is You're not eating and you're thinking you're less than what you are Understand that this is Definitely PPD you are doing a great job as a mom and wife This is a Huge change and it takes a lot of time to adjust My baby is almost 1 and I still can't believe Im a mother and she is my child Please eat well Who cares about the weight gain Take care of yourself please

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