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I want to hit my baby

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PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 18:54:47

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PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 18:56:25

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Vivalebeaver Fri 16-Nov-12 18:58:30

You're not a horrible mother as you're not acting on these feelings.

Does your Dh know? Can you talk to him?

Do you feel you could tell your gp? Maybe your meds need tweaking?

Goonatic Fri 16-Nov-12 18:59:18

Oh god, you poor poor poor thing. I can vividly remember standing in the doorway of my old house not daring to go in because I knew I would throw her out of the window,undiagnosed PND.
Can your DH sort them both out tonight so you can go to sleep. Can you on me where you live and if I am near I can help you. It is a desperate feeling but it will pass.
Also go to your doctor to review your medication if you are still feeling,like this.

44SoStartingOver Fri 16-Nov-12 18:59:52

Put baby in cot now.

Call your husband.

You need to get some help now.

He won't come to any harm in his cot. Stay away from him for now.

Stay calm and take precautions.

PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:00:21

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Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 16-Nov-12 19:01:15

Oh Puddle I have been there and it is horrid. You are not a bad mother, you are unwell.

Will your DH take over with them both when he gets back?

BeerTricksPott3r Fri 16-Nov-12 19:01:59

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sleepyhead Fri 16-Nov-12 19:02:30

You need to see your GP again - there's no shame in what you've said, but you do need to tell someone.

You also need sleep. Could you even have a night in a Travelodge or stay overnight with a friend or something if dd & ds are both keeping you up? Dh can manage a night on his own surely?

Goonatic Fri 16-Nov-12 19:02:36

Have you got any rl help nearby? And I meant pm me...!

PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:03:12

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44SoStartingOver Fri 16-Nov-12 19:03:16

I think you should tell dh so he understands more fully

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 16-Nov-12 19:03:17

Yes where are you?

Your GP will think you have done the right thing by talking about it.

No one will judge you.

PND is horrific, but you have to talk about it to the GP, to your DH in order to get help.

Put the baby in the cot and go and make yourself a coffee.

ArthurandGeorge Fri 16-Nov-12 19:04:39

You must tell your DH and your GP about your thoughts (and have you had any thoughts about harming yourself)?

Tonight you need some sleep. Tell your DH this and if you can get any help with your DC get it.

When you tell your GP she should be understanding and supportive. She shoulfd offer to refer you on to specialist support, get your HV to see if their service can offer you any more help and consider if you are on the right meds/dose.

PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:05:01

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BeerTricksPott3r Fri 16-Nov-12 19:06:02

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PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:07:39

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Goonatic Fri 16-Nov-12 19:08:02

Also can you do anything to help dd, blackout blinds, milky drink, sticker chart to keep her in bed? Sleep deprivation is such a bastard, coupled with PND it must just be unbearable. Is dd at nursery in the week? And does DS sleep in the day, ie can you catch up at all?
You have masses of sympathy from me, and I echo the others, your DH needs to know how bad you feel.

Goonatic Fri 16-Nov-12 19:10:15

Ok, think this... You only have max 48 hours left to go until the cold starts to clear up, for all of you and your mum. Give the DC's to DH, go to bed and as beer says, go to the doc on Monday. Am not anywhere near you so am sorry I can't pop over and take over. X

PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:10:48

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Goonatic Fri 16-Nov-12 19:11:32


decktheballs Fri 16-Nov-12 19:12:17

First time I have admitted to having those thoughts too. Ds1 is now seven and I had undiagnosed pnd. They do pass but it would be helpful if you could mention it to your dr and dh if you think he would understand? Mines wouldn't which made things harder.
It WILL get better.

BillyBollyBandy Fri 16-Nov-12 19:15:06

You will be okay, thoughts can come into your head when you are tired past exhaustion. It isn't always connected with mental health.

You know you won't hurt him, and I trust you on that, but you need to tell your DH and you need to see the GP about possibly increasing the meds.

I've been there, so I genuinely do know what you are talking about.

If you can express,or bottle feed, to get yourself some rest do it

PeggyCarter Fri 16-Nov-12 19:17:20

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