Avoiding post natal depression?
Answered 1 year ago
Can you avoid it or does it just hit you like a concrete wall?
I did all I thought I could do to avoid it. I went back to work when Bubs was 4 months old to keep my mind busy and feel like I was worth something. I took my medication. I tried to talk through my feelings. I tried to be organised in life so I didn’t feel overwhelmed.
I was so convinced that I could prevent it this time but here I am, with those familiar feelings of being out of control, emotional, worthless, a shit mother and my husband being better off without me.
I had it with my first two children and so wanted to avoid it this time.... Looks like it’s 3/3.
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Anyway, I suggest you try reaching out to a professional again. Medication isn't the cure, it's only a coping mechanism. The cure is reached by finding the core of the issue and dealing with that. For me it was loneliness. Since its been dragged to the front and picked apart, I've found more niche ways to cope, specific to my life. Good luck sweetie.