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HV referring me to mental health nurse.....

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birdybirdy21 Mon 17-Feb-14 18:51:31

After filling in her questionnaire and HV is still visiting me at home. My children are 2.5 and 8 weeks. My first daughter was still born at 42 weeks in June 2010.

I don't think I have PND I think I have some form of depression/anxiety. I have had 3 children in 3.5 years and pregnancy/breast feeding has taken its toll. Its really hard to express how I feel though. It's almost like I would need someone to be with me permemantly and for me to give a running commentary. I think last year was really trying for me (bereavement, being pregnant, work) after a couple of okish years.

How do I explain how I feel? What will the nurse do? Do they just listen?

NoStalker Mon 17-Feb-14 19:12:25

It might be a positive thing to get a chance to talk about this with someone. If you feel like you can't explain things on the spot very well, you could try jotting some things down beforehand. I did that when I used to struggle arranging my own thoughts, let alone speaking them out loud. Even if you then read them yourself instead of handing it over, it'll jog your memory.

HuglessDouglas Mon 17-Feb-14 19:16:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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