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Does anyone else regret having their child?

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Sierraspider Wed 22-Jul-15 20:25:36

I am aware this is a horrid thing to even think... I wanted my child so badly when I was pregnant and since she has been here, all I want is my life back. I miss doing what I want when I want and when she cries and does silly things I just get cross. I dream of when I used to not have a child to look after and know now I am stuck with her. I am aware I sound awful, the stupid thing is I know I do love her and I would die for her. I just need a break way more often than other mums it seems. How can I get out of this mind frame? I even bought us a pony to share as I thought that would help as Ide had horses all my life before I got pregnant. I do enjoy time with her, especially when I see her riding but it is hard and I have no family or friends that would have her over night so I could have a proper break. Does anyone else regret having a baby?

joopy79 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:44:11

How old is your little one? Being a parent is hard work. My husband is away from home during the week so I have little free time and our families aren't local. I used to have a lot of free time to go running and I did lots of craft projects now I don't do anything. I don't think it's a case of regretting have a child but missing our old lives which is fine.
Is there someone you can pay to look after her once a week so you can have some me time or is she old enough to go to a holiday camp?
Look after yourself, happy Mummy, happy baby.

windchimes23 Thu 23-Jul-15 20:24:18

I know how you feel. I had a life, a career and horses. I competed every weekend, it was my life (and my social life).

Now I have two screaming toddlers, my career has stalled and I have MH issues.

As for horses, I would poo pick for a day if I could just be alone.

Sorry this sounds negative but I get where you are. The positive I can add is that I've seen friends get through it, back to work, hacking with their children at weekends.

It's hard, it's bloody hard. What help are you getting?

Shakey1500 Thu 23-Jul-15 22:49:00

Hi Sierra

Not sure if you're aware of this long running thread, so thought I'd post it for you anyway thanks

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/feeling_depressed/781410-Does-anyone-else-regret-having-children

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