Friday, July 17, 2009
Baby Blues / Post-Partum Blues
Yes, having a baby can bring much joy, but it can also be very challenging in ways I never expected. Having a baby is both exhilarating and exhausting.
I started experiencing baby blues symptoms 4 days after delivery.
I felt weepy and sad and I found myself crying over little things. Although I am blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby and also a loving husband, I still got very depressed - it is a feeling I couldn't describe to anyone.
Worrying about many things make it worse - I felt anxious about my baby's well-being (jaundice), my transition to motherhood, and adjusting to my new routine.
I felt overwhelmed by my new responsibilities.
The physical pain of my engorged breasts added with my sleep deprivation didnt't help either. I was becoming very teary up 'til a little after the first week post-pregnancy.
Things started looking brighter after that. Breasts engorgement got better, everything got more organized, etc. All in all, I got used being a mummy
I got better as days go by...feeling more confident about everything -the baby, the routine, etc.
Thanks to a loving husband and support from family and friends, I SURVIVED! ;D
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Never have i doubt that you will. Muaks!
wen..the 1st week very sad. i even sms-ed min from the hospital
*hugs*. i knew u'll be strong enough to pull it through. glad that things are all okie now.
=) take care babe.
chiaoju...i feel much better now. thanks ;)
Hey, I think it's common for new mothers to face this. I read that some mother going through this kind of depression can't even look at their baby. So the fact that you're looking after Yiu-Shern 24 hours around the clock shows that you are handling this very well and you're a great mummy.
It gets better. At least thats what experience mothers always say. :)
mindy...yalor. i didnt expect i will also face this.
next time u must be very very prepared. and also make sure yh support u all the way...no matter how crazy ur decisions are. it really helps when there is someone to stand by u no matter what u say.
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