Anxiety

I need some help please if somebody could please help me. Basically tonight I moved my little girl in her own room for the first time bearing in mind I got diagnosed with post natal depression about a month ago so I find it really hard to be separate from my little girl so anyways I have but her in her own room and I can not sleep every time I close my eyes I imagine my little girl is dying or needs me and I can't get to her I don't know what it is or why I feel like this but right now I've got pins and needles shooting down my arms and feel like I can't breathe I have no idea if this is normal or what it is currently 3:00 am where I am. Many thanks.

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  • Hi Rik1233, it sounds like you are suffering from separation anxiety from your little one. Do you have a monitor on. Some are even with cameras. That would help relieve some of your concerns. You may feel like you can't breath but the fact that you are having pins and needles shooting down your arms makes me feel that you are hyperventilating and just breathing too fast. You need to start slowly down your breathing. Get control of yourself. Maybe sit in her room for a while until you feel she will be okay. I wish you well. x

  • I totally agree with Agora1. Sounds like you already know it's just nerves from the first day separated from your baby. It's okay.

  • Its totally understandable that you feel like that. My boys are 6 and 3 and sometimes i still get like that. You just have to tell yourself she is fine and after a few night of her being away u will start to feel better.

  • Hi Rik1233,

    I had this with all of my children. I don't know how old your little girl is but I don't see a problem with keeping her in your room. I mean, in her own cot of course but if it helps you sleep better and eases your mind what is the issue? I kept mine with me for the first 12 months. It was the only way I was ever going to get any sleep. I wish you well whatever you decide to do.

  • She is only a month old , have her with you a little longer. Don't put yourself through this hell. I bet she is still in Moses basket. Hugs sweetheart.

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