i dont really know what's wrong with me. i just can't stand my baby most of the time. i thought i'd love being a mom, but it really sucks. i just dont think i have it in me to support and love another when i can't stand myself. i made her cry today, on purpose & its her birthday. i scream and yell at her. just because she's there. she's only 12 months and i can already see the damage that i'm causing. i dont want her life to be horrible like mine has been, but i just dont know how to stop sometimes. therapy would be great if the first available appointment wasn't 6 months away (with my amazing welfare/state insurance) and i can't afford to buy myself a new bra let alone 100 a week to talk to someone. and her father's worse off than i am. too busy shooting dope to actually get a job and help support his child. i wish i could win the lottery so i could hire a nanny. i never should have had a baby. i don't know what i was thinkin
Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Briyawna at 12:29 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 0 Level 1
Answer by Kat122 at 12:29 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 29 Level 4
Answer by Paty_hotmommy at 12:31 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 0 Level 1
Sounds like postpartum depression. Make an appointment with your OBGYN, let him know that you think that you have PPD and need to be seen. Also, if you are near a college, their psych department offers counseling at reduced rates, sliding scale type of thing. My daughter went here to UNT's Psych Dept and her counseling sessions were just $4!! Also, call your local Mental Health Department, they may be able to help you and/or steer you where you should go. GET HELP NOW!! Postpartum Depression is real, it's well known, don't be ashamed of it, I suffered with it with 3 out of my 5 children! GET HELP!! If you need to vent, please feel free to PM me anytime. It is a chemical imbalance and your hormones are still out of whack, it is serious and you need help NOW! Sending you hugs, but I can't stress enough the seriousness of getting help now!
Answer by blessed5x at 12:32 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 4 Level 2
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
If this is how you really feel perhaps the best thing you can do as a parent is give her up for adoption. Love her enough to let her go. At minimum you need to go to a Dr. There is every possibility what is going on is PPD/PPP. If it is related to postpartum then it isn't your fault, but you do need help. You and your child could be in danger if it is and not treated. Dial a crisis hotline if you just need someone to talk to.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 39983 Level 29
Answer by Paty_hotmommy at 12:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2009Credits: 0 Level 1
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