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nicg85 Sun 27-Dec-15 11:44:40

DD is 8 weeks old. I'm coping very well looking after her and love her so much. My issue is with my husband. He's not doing anything wrong but I find myself snapping at him all the time and he's really annoying me for no reason. Could it be PND or is this normal? We aren't getting on and I feel like there is always an atmosphere. Like I said he's great with the baby and helps me but I find myself being horrible to him a lot. We had sex once whilst pregnant (I was scared to have sex don't ask me why!) and since DD has been born we still haven't done it. It's not that I don't want to its that I don't seem to have time. I think not having sex and not having that closeness is making us annoy each other ITMS? Do you think I have PND or is all of the above normal??

Thanks hmm

MummyNeedsATimeOut Mon 11-Jan-16 19:44:45

Hi Nicg85,
I suffered with PND but give yourself sime more time to adapt to having a new born and the lack of routine that comes with it, let your hormones settle down and if you still feel the same then visit your GP. A new baby is one of the happiest times but it is also the most exhausting, id say it is normal to be grouchy for a while. As for sex - Dont pressure yourself. Your body has carried and grown a baby then gave birth, your body is in mummy-mode, not sexual mode. It will eventually come back though. During my pnd i felt so alone, i felt useless, unwanted, nothing i done was right, i hated my body, i struggled to find a routine - and this was 2nd time round! If you cant snao out of it or your feelings go downwards then visit your gp. But id say you have a new baby and are adapting to the whirlwind that comes with the whole process! Best wishes x

Froggy34 Tue 12-Jan-16 12:35:02

Hope you don't mind but a question for mummyneedstimeout,I am suffering with PND and am at my lowest. How long did you suffer with it?and are you happier now?

nicg85 Wed 13-Jan-16 20:21:58

Hi mummyneedstimeout,
Thanks for your reply. I'm feeling much happier now. I think I was just having a few off days. Xx

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