Hello Beyond Blue world!
I have come here to talk to others that may be experiencing postnatal depression. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child and my first is 2.5 years old. I know that I had some depression with my 1st child but never sought any help. There is a lot of information and resources for 1st time parents about this topic however, this time round, the depression is different and not so focused on my pregnancy or being a parent. It's a bunch of things like not working and being worried about getting back into the workforce eventually, a decision of moving back to Australia from the US as I wasn't coping well with being a Mum, the worry of certain emotions returning once I have this second baby...writing it out doesn't seem like much of a problem...so maybe I'm overreacting and it's just the pregnancy causing doubt?
Anyway, love to hear from anyone else who may be dealing with PND or is just struggling with life as a stay-at-home-Mum.
Thanks for your post!
It absolutely sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now! I'm glad that you are here.
While I don't have PND personally I hope that I might be able to help in linking to others
These are some of the threads already talking about PND.
These are the forums from PANDA (an organisation specialising in PND)
Hope this helps 🙂