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Forums / Depression / Postnatal depression

Topic: Postnatal depression

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. KidsMum
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    3 posts
    5 April 2018

    Hello Beyond Blue world!

    I have come here to talk to others that may be experiencing postnatal depression. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child and my first is 2.5 years old. I know that I had some depression with my 1st child but never sought any help. There is a lot of information and resources for 1st time parents about this topic however, this time round, the depression is different and not so focused on my pregnancy or being a parent. It's a bunch of things like not working and being worried about getting back into the workforce eventually, a decision of moving back to Australia from the US as I wasn't coping well with being a Mum, the worry of certain emotions returning once I have this second baby...writing it out doesn't seem like much of a maybe I'm overreacting and it's just the pregnancy causing doubt?

    Anyway, love to hear from anyone else who may be dealing with PND or is just struggling with life as a stay-at-home-Mum.


  2. romantic_thi3f
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    romantic_thi3f avatar
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    6 April 2018 in reply to KidsMum

    Hi KidsMum,

    Thanks for your post!

    It absolutely sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now! I'm glad that you are here.

    While I don't have PND personally I hope that I might be able to help in linking to others

    These are some of the threads already talking about PND.



    These are the forums from PANDA (an organisation specialising in PND)


    Hope this helps :)

  3. cakeleigh
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    2 posts
    22 November 2018
    Hi, I'm new here, had 3rd child a year ago (5yr gap from previous 2 kids), very traumatic birth & work stress all happened together in one year. Still suffering repercussions of all this, now feeling isolated & all my family live overseas so no real support network out here. I am seeking help/advice on where I can get some PND counselling in the local area of north Brisbane if anyone can help please? Finances are tight so somewhere cheap and local would be advantageous. Thanks x
  4. cakeleigh
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    2 posts
    22 November 2018 in reply to Star Jasmine

    Thank you! I will look into Peach tree!

    Yes its tough, and hard when you have lil family around. I never realised how tough it would be with another baby around- guess this first year is the hardest though!


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