Originally Posted by sarahplus3
Okay overwhealming. I am 5 weeks pregnant after being treated for postpartum depression, and having a baby on September 23rd. Any advice, anone been there?
I can't relate completely, obviously, but I do vividly remember the stress of being pregnant while I still had a small, needy baby (7 months when I first got pregnant). I can only imagine how much more difficult it would be with other little ones. How stressful, mama.
Have you thought about seeing an ND--for the depression, but also just for your wellbeing and nutritional support while being pregnant and nursing. It might be therapeutic for you, if you can manage it financially (alot of NDs take insurance now, which is the only way I've ever been able to go...ever), to have someone taking care of YOU once every other week or whatever you can manage.
Anyway, that might be a totally unattainable suggestion, so forgive me if it is. I'll be thinking of you! Stay in touch!