Weight gain was SUDDEN and significant. 12lbs in less than 2 weeks.... And, hair loss ... also unable to produce enough milk to feed. I just had to commit to formula 100% no matter what I did( supps/pumps/rx) nothing worked... Anyone else going through this???
I feel so alone. I see my baby in her bassinet next to my bed. I see my husband laying next to me. This is what I wanted... I wanted my baby, I wanted my family... so why am I not joyful? Why do I feel alone - like I just want to cry... In the beginning of my pregnancy my SO (significant other) wanted to abort or give our baby for adoption (our baby was unplanned) but I said no because I k... More
I'm on a medication that's unsafe for breastfeeding, so it's been formula from day one. I say this only because I've heard so much about how nursing affects weight loss. I gained a total of 30 lbs in the pregnancy. In the first 2-3 weeks postpartum, I lost 17 lbs but by 2 months I had gained 7 lbs back. I had never heard about postpartum weight gain and have felt very dishearten... More
Anyone out there develop rheumatism postpartum? About 3 months after I gave birth, the joints in my body have swollen repeatedly. I’ve had to get my knees drained multiple times and now the swelling is moving to my elbows. I’ve seen some specialists who have made recommendations on ways to cope, but it’s frustrating to feel as though I can hardly care for my daughter during these flare-ups. I’v... More
Lately I have been pulling out hand fulls of hair out when I shower and when I wake up. It seems to be most when I’m on my monthly.
I have been lightly exercising because I finally feel ‘all healed up’ after my c-section, but after doing more strenuous exercise, my ribs feel bruised and my incision feels tender. I feel like it shouldn’t hurt like this anymore this far out...? I’m finally feeling motivated to get back to my Pre-Pregnant size(15lbs lighter), but now I feel scared to work out.
I have a 1 month old and a 7 year old step son. My husband and I work at 3am with different days off. We have my step son mon-fri with sleep overs 3 times a week. He also does a good amount of sports and with school starting he’s been extra busy. I try to get to bed by 9 since I have to be up by 130. My husband has been giving me a hard time since he doesn’t get to spend much one on one time ... More
My fiancé and I have decided things would be easier if I got a job. My son is now 7 months old and I suffered ppd pretty bad after I had Christopher and still suffer from it now and then. All I see online are moms who feel guilty being away from their baby and I know i would feel the same way. My biggest fear is that going back to work will send me in a spiral back down into a bad place when I ... More
Any moms who have seen the other side of PPD, please tell me it gets better. I'm starting therapy soon but I need some ways to cope in the mean time. I barely have the mental or emotional capacity to care about myself in the slightest. I have a 16 month old and a 1 month old who need their mama. The best version of their mama. Any tips or advice would be great.
I see all these articles and stuff about separation anxiety in babies, but what about in the parents?? I have some separation anxiety when I’m showering and she’s with my husband, or when friends/family are over/we are our with them and they are passing her around. Though, the anxiety is through the roof l when my in laws are around (ugh!!). When friends have her I’m less anxious, more that ... More
Has anyone’s SO dealt with depression after the birth of a new baby? Looking for advice. I know men don’t have all the hormonal shifts that new moms have but it’s a lot of change and is overwhelming for the dads too but I don’t hear people usually talking about it.
Is it possible that I'm experiencing postpartum depression even though my son is already 10 mo old? I've always felt like I had ppd but never wanted to admit it I would just make myself believe that I'm a horrible person/mother and that I don't deserve to be a mother or wife. I have reached a point where I'm crying atleast 4 times a day ...i feel angry and frustrated all the... More
I’ve been trying to workout finally, 5 months after my c section, and it felt great!.... until the next day. I woke up with my ribs feeling bruised and my scar area aching. Anyone else have pain this far off? How did you exercise after c section?
I had the nexplanon (arm implant) placed in at my 6 weeks post partum appt. I have now stopped breastfeeding and am having constant weeks long periods. Doctor said it was time to think about a different type of birth control since this one was messing up my hormone levels to much. Never loved taking the pill everyday. What did you decide to do for birth control?