My name is Amy. I am 51 and I went through post partum a few months after the birth of my fourth child. I was miles away from anyone I knew except my husband and my children. I went home too soon after giving birth. I practically insisted on going home early to my demise. I felt I needed to be home to help take care of my other three children. I went through a very, very difficult time and tried to hide what I was feeling until I lost control. I went to the apartment manager and told her I was not having the right thoughts and she called an ambulance. My children I left in her care.
After I went through a few days in a clinic and come home I found out my husband was notified at work and had to go collect each of our children from various neighbors in the apartment complex. I should have stayed in the hospital until the nurses felt confident in me being ready to go home. I did make it through everything with the help of my psychiatrist, husband, friends, and my husbands family although I had just met them; we got to know each other REAL well right from the start!
I have since graduated from college with a degree in psychology. I wanted to understand why I went through what I did so many years ago. My degree is in research and I do not have a license to counsel. I want to be there for others who are going through post partum. I cannot offer professional advice but I am here for moral support. Not because of my degree but because I love you and know what you are going through because I have first hand experience! I still do not have all the answers but one thing for sure we must take care of our health after having a baby and not expect too much from ourselves. We need time to heal before resuming our normal activities. If I can be of help in anyway please let me know.