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Is this pnd?

Hi I had my daughter 8 weeks ago and have been doing just fine, until my period returned. Every since I have had problems focussing on things and concentrating, and feel like I am just going through the motions of life observing them from above. I don't feel particularly low or sad, but am irritable snapping at my 5 year old then feeling like a rubbish mom afterwards. I have had anxiety and depression briefly before and it was much worse than this, but I feel like I can't enjoy my new baby fully as I can't concentrate, and am not being the best mom I can be to my 5 year old as I don't have the patience I should have 😭

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Welcome! Congrats on the arrival of your baby. I'm sorry you're struggling with these symptoms. Indeed for some hormonally the changes in your body returning to its norm can have negative effects on some women. How long has it been since you got your period? Would you see the dr about this? Maybe hang on until your next period if you can manage that - maybe in the meantime do things for yourself to give you a boost. Exercise, maybe a night out , a little bit of me time might be enough to give you that boost.

Don't be hard on yourself - caring for two young children is incredibly hard work. Do you have help ? X


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