just wanted to give a heads up to moms who find that their parenting skills have deteriorated substantially with pregnancy or birth - this is a symptom of PPD. I was feeling really really guilty about what a rotten mother I had become (to my 4yo) after my pregnancy began. I finally (now that baby is 9mo) learned that my decline from total AP mom to witch mom is a PPD symptom. It is actually a relief to me to realize that I was not just destined to be incapable of handling the needs of two children, but that PPD was screwing up my head and my emotional response.
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5/10/02 at 11:07am