|My baby is a month old and I am still feeling overwhelmed
and cry almost every day. I thought that the baby blues
only lasted a few days? Is there something wrong with me?
You are right – baby blues are the overwhelmed feelings
that mothers have in the beginning – a combination
of hormonal changes and the realisation that no matter how
you love your baby, things will never be the same again.
It’s perfectly normal and perfectly understandable.
Most mothers get over these feelings within a few weeks,
and although motherhood is always exhausting and challenging,
After a month you are still not coping, and for the sake
of your whole family you need to take action. Go and visit
your doctor and discuss the situation. Read the other information
on this website regarding postnatal depression, which will
give you some information to get you stared on the road
to coping again. Visit the website of the postnatal depression
society www.pndsa.org.za. The fact that you have realised that things are not right
is an excellent step in the right direction. Now take the
next step, and hopefully soon you will be in a position
to enjoy your baby.
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