spanking/'mean mommy' and PPD - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-10-2002, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
erika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: iowa
Posts: 205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
erika is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-15-2002, 02:25 AM
 
TiredX2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 20,029
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You don't know how I feel reading this. I have totally become mom from hell and I just am not keeping a handle on things. So what did you do? Counseling, medication... please advise. Is this commonly known so if I see a doctor they will not just think I am a horrible parent?

Thank you so much!
Kay

 

 

TiredX2 is offline  
Old 05-15-2002, 12:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
erika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: iowa
Posts: 205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
counseling is what i have done. no meds yet. So far, counseling alone has helped a lot!!!!! if you are worried about how you will be perceived, go photocopy the symptom list for PPD from Our Bodies, Ourselves, take it to your doc and say, "wow - I just saw this and it describes me really well - I need some help". My onset was actually during pregnancy, which is why I didn't recognize it as POST-partum. If you can manage it with counseling alone and no meds, do it, but I know meds have helped some people tremendously so I wouldn't totally rule that out, either. I would just be inclined to try the counseling first, unless I was having suicidal thoughts, etc..

anyway, I am feeling better - and responding to my kids a lot better now after only 1 counseling session (though I'm sure going to more!).
erika is offline  
Old 05-16-2002, 04:05 AM
 
TiredX2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 20,029
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So I didn't really identify the changed symptoms as "depression" since they were so much more anxiety/anger issues. I went in today and am deciding what to do.

Thanks for the help!

Kay

 

 

TiredX2 is offline  
Old 05-16-2002, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
erika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: iowa
Posts: 205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mine has also been more anxiety/anger as well.
isn't it a drag?
best wishes. I have my 2nd appointment in 90 minutes, and I can't wait!
erika is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off