i got pnd after my secound child. i didnt get it with my first so i autimatically thought it ment that i was a bad mum and i thought i was letting my kids down. i couldnt understand, i have two wonderful children and a loving husband.
but honestly, you cant prevent it! everyone gets depression at some stage in their lives and if you get it you just have to take it day by day and get through it as best as you can!
in the past couple of weeks my pnd has gotten worse and i have been on meds for acouple of months. once again i thought i was a horrible mum and i couldnt do anything right. so i went back to to dr and they uped my doseage and now i am fine!! dont be scared to up your dose! its just a tablet! it doesnt change the person that you are. i have severe depression and for me, its a long term thing.
having pnd doesnt make you a bad mother or a different person! its hard sometimes but, being a mum is hard!! and as they say, life wasnt ment to be easy!
the best thing to do is to tell everyone that you know! its nothing to be ashamed of! the more people you tell, the more help you will have to get through it!
take care and dont stress about the little things!! the dishes will be there tomorrow! and so will all of the other day to day things. its the big things that matter in life so make sure that the big things are ok before you worry about the little things!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU MATTER!!!!!!!!