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Antenatal/postnatal depression

Feeling like a totally useless mum!

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RachelLilysmammy12 · 27/01/2014 11:01

God where do I start! I am a mum of a 17 month old toddler, 32 weeks pregnant n still workn 30 hours at a nursery (with under 1 yr olds) n I dont no how t cope! I have never been soo tired in my life or soo guilty because when am with my daughter I feel I just snap at her all the time or dont have the energy to play with her. I get soo upset sometimes I feel like just crying all the time, anyone else feel like this or in similar circumstances? How do u cope?!

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morethanpotatoprints · 27/01/2014 18:57

Ah, you sound quite exhausted and I'm not surprised you are a bit snappy.
Just give your dd a big cuddle, tell her how much you love her and don't worry.
you are not a useless mum at all, it can be really hard at times and take all your resolve, this is one of those times.
Please don't be hard on yourself Brew

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BellaDesconocida · 27/01/2014 19:06

Sounds exhausting! I work in an office job so not the same at all, but I felt that my dd deserved a better mum & eventually saw my HV about it. Short course of ADs helped me.
Can you reduce working hours? See a GP? Also, Playful parenting has some good tips.

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July11 · 06/05/2014 16:20

Hello! This is the first time I've chatted on Mumsnet. Am 22 weeks pregnant and have a DD who is nearly 3. Am really struggling atm, constantly feel like a bad Mum. Tried potty training over the last few days and it was a disaster. Ended up shouting at DD. Am a teacher and am totally exhausted. I know there isn't much anyone can say but I'm just really glad that I'm not the only person who feels like this!

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