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Just curious ladies. I have never had issues with depression, but wondering...
What does pp depression include? Just baby stuff? Or can weight issue/self esteem be an issue?
I don't know if I am battling it or not. I have had self esteem issues before I had kids. It stems back to when I was in my passed relationship, I was young and in a 12 year relationship with the wrong guy. One who told me I was ugly and fat all the time.
So I got out of that relationship and remarried/had 2 beautiful girls...and here I am.
6 weeks post partum and feeling pretty low about myself. I feel fat/ugly and unwanted. I know it's hard having 2 kids and having a love life with hubby. I am 140 lbs (12 lbs to lose before I will be back to my pre pregnancy weight) I go shopping and almost cry every time. I look gross. Everyone I seem to hang out with is tiny and perfect.
Sorry..... I know I "just had a baby" and such, and had my 2nd c section, but still.
Oh sweetie, I just wanted to drop in and send you plenty of HUGS!!!! I have no advice in this area to give but wanted to let you know that you are doing an amazing job with those beautiful little girls and you are GORGEOUS! xx
I struggle really bad with weight issues recently. I try and stay motivated with working out and eating good but when I don't seem to loose right away I just want to cry (which of course I won't loose immediately). I don't ever feel s*xy around DH anymore. It doesn't help that I once NEVER had an issue with weight and people would ask if I had eating disorder I was so skinny. Now, I'm 170 and FAR from loosing all my weight and I'm 19 months PP - you and doing so much better than me!! And, you are doing a great job starting a new workout - I'm proud of you for wanting to try! Stay motivated and know that you are beautiful!!! And, if the issue doesn't seem to go away possibly try talking to your doctor. I talked a little about it to my OB at my recent yearly apt and she made me feel a lot better about myself!
Hi Tiffany. It sounds like ppd to me. I'm going through the same feelings. I feel fat, unattractive, not sexy at all. I'm jogging several times a week and the weight isn't coming off as fast as I think it should. I have two things I do. First, I always make sure I shower every day and put on something cute. The first month after Evan was born I was "frump girl" and I won't let myself do that anymore. I feel better when im wearing something pretty. It doesmt have to be expensive or new, i just make sure my clothes look nice. The 2nd thing I do is "fake it till you make it". On the days I'm feeling depressed & insecure I pretend I'm fine until it passes. I think a positive attitude makes a person sexier so I just try to put on the air, if that makes sense. And just so you know, I have always thought you were gorgeous. You have a million dollar smile and I'm not just saying that.