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Baby Blues?

I have a week old baby and four older children. My patience is constantly tested. and I frequently want to sit down and cry the only thing that makes me want to smile is the baby and so I cling to her and I still try to show attention to my older children, but I look at me DH and I just want to cry. He is being so loving and supporting and he has no idea what to do. Any ideas on trying to fight this mood thing.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Dec. 5, 2012 in General Parenting

Answers (4)
  • Give it a little time. You have a maelstrom of hormones raging around right now. I know it's difficult and I know you feel overwhelmed.

    I would suggest you give your doctor a call, just to be on the safe side. He or she can ease your mind and give you some options if it doesn't let up. I had this issue with my third baby and, after a couple of weeks, I was feeling much better.

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:56 AM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Talk to your doctor. There is lots of help out there for Baby Blues and postpartum depression.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:26 AM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • I was the same way. I didn't really have PPD, but the hormone fluctuation after giving birth was really hard on me with my first. Get as much rest as possible, drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet. That won't fix it, but it won't make it worse either.

    I agree with calling or seeing your Dr.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:33 AM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Yes, you should call your doctor. Don't just let it go on and on.

    Answer by booklover545 at 2:48 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

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