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Help please - PND and Post natal anxiety

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Chocarama, May 2, 2012.

  1. I thought I would start my own thread having just posted on another, I will post in baby and toddler as well. I feel like I'm at a dead end at the moment with nowhere to turn.
    I have recently been diagnosed with PND and lost natal anxiety. I am
    really struggling. My partner is not very supportive. He thinks I'm just
    being moody and can't understand why I don't just snap out of it. Our
    relationship is hanging by a thread at the moment. My baby is 4 months
    old and means everything to me. I'm getting worried about returning to
    work. I don't think I could manage in my current state of mind. However,
    I can not afford to repay the mat pay. I'm finding it hard to weigh up
    my options. Everyday decisions are hard so I can't fathom getting my
    head around making a choice about my job. I want to do the best thing
    for my baby but I don't know what that is any more. I have ADs but have
    not started taking them yet. I am worried about breastfeeding whilst
    taking them even though the doctor said they are 'safe'. Gosh, what a
    ramble....

     
  2. I thought I would start my own thread having just posted on another, I will post in baby and toddler as well. I feel like I'm at a dead end at the moment with nowhere to turn.
    I have recently been diagnosed with PND and lost natal anxiety. I am
    really struggling. My partner is not very supportive. He thinks I'm just
    being moody and can't understand why I don't just snap out of it. Our
    relationship is hanging by a thread at the moment. My baby is 4 months
    old and means everything to me. I'm getting worried about returning to
    work. I don't think I could manage in my current state of mind. However,
    I can not afford to repay the mat pay. I'm finding it hard to weigh up
    my options. Everyday decisions are hard so I can't fathom getting my
    head around making a choice about my job. I want to do the best thing
    for my baby but I don't know what that is any more. I have ADs but have
    not started taking them yet. I am worried about breastfeeding whilst
    taking them even though the doctor said they are 'safe'. Gosh, what a
    ramble....

     
  3. Oh poor you! Please, please start taking your meds. It is so important you start treatment now before things spiral out of control. I had depression during a difficult pregnancy but was denied ADs due to being pregnant, even though the pregnancy was doomed (long story but basically my waters broke @ 19 weeks so baby's lungs had tnot developed). I eventually had a premature birth & sadly my baby died soon after being born. I was in a terrible state. My depression went completely out of control and I had a nervous breakdown. Couldn't look after my 5 year old and had to have the mental health nurses in to look after me. My poor husband told me afterwards that he very nearly left me because he just couldn't handle it all. If you are worried about breast feeding, why not change to bottles? Your baby will not be harmed. You will eventually have to stop breast feeding if you go back to work surely? PLEASE PLEASE START TAKING YOUR MEDS NOW!!!!
     

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