For some reason I feel the need to write a blog post about my baby blues.
Mine were short lived (so far) but I felt really down and out.
Recovering from forceps and episiotomy definitely made it worse for me.
Hormone levels changing, as well as a sense of uselessness were a sure fire route to the baby blues.
I have never felt so tired, sad, tearful and fearful in my life.
I didn’t want to touch/hold my baby boy – just the thought of it saddened me.
Today I feel I’ve turned a corner and actually WANT to be with him (even if it’s difficult/painful).
Hubby could also see what I’ve been like as he popped out to the shop…. and wanted to see how I would cope for an hour. So even he could see how I’d been feeling (and not coping).
I can only imagine what it must be like to have a mini human relying on you when you have post-natal depression.