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May 16th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Hello ladies,I have not been around the forum for quite a while. Not sure if anyone even remembers me. I hope everyone is doing well!
I have a question/concern that I figured you mommies would be the best people to ask. Ever since having my son I have had so much anxiety and have been so irritable. It causes fights between my fiancé and I and I feel like I am not the best mom that I can be because of it. I always feel like I am not doing enough. I am on the go all day long between chasing after my son, the dogs, cleaning the house, raising a husband (haha) but yet I feel guilty like I have too much to do and should never sit down. I do sit down and try to relax, but I just can't relax.
Does anyone else feel this way? Is this normal after having a baby? Could I have a hormone imbalance or something?
I hope you don't mind me posting here since I haven't been around at all in so long. I'm just not comfortable talking to my friends about this.
Thank you for any advice or experiences you can share.
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May 16th, 2014, 07:12 PM
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i can definitely relate, i had anxiety before my pregnancies but now having two children it's been magnified. only occasionally does it somewhat interfere with daily life (like getting in fights with dh) but talking things through with him helps a lot. if it's really interfering with your daily activities i'd definitely say talk to your doctor. it could be postpartum anxiety/depression. i will say though that sometimes eating better/ exercising/ drinking more water helps a lot too. maybe talking to a therapist or someone? some anxiety/depression is normal since your hormones are still out of whack and taking care of a child/children/family and cleaning and everything else is very stressful!! so do cut yourself some slack but like i said if it is really bothering you then definitely try talking to someone <3
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May 19th, 2014, 10:07 AM
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Are you on only type of hormonal BC?

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