Postpartum and the cheating husband

By QueenYoshi Latest Activity October 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm Views 2,814 Likes 1


Women commonly have mood changes during pregnancy, especially after delivery. These mood changes may be caused by changes in hormone levels. Many non-hormonal factors may also affect mood during this period:
•Changes in your body from pregnancy and delivery
•Changes in work and social relationships
•Having less time and freedom for yourself
•Lack of sleep
•Worries about your ability as a mother
Feelings of anxiety, irritation, tearfulness, and restlessness are common in the week or two after pregnancy. These feelings are often called the postpartum or "baby blues." These symptoms almost always go away soon, without the need for treatment.

Postpartum depression may occur when the baby blues do not fade away or when signs of depression start 1 or more months after childbirth.
You may have a higher chance of postpartum depression if you:
•Are under age 20
•Currently abuse alcohol, take illegal substances, or smoke (these also cause serious medical health risks for the baby)
•Did not plan the pregnancy, or had mixed feelings about the pregnancy
•Had depression, bipolar disorder (for example, manic depression), or an anxiety disorder before your pregnancy, or with a previous pregnancy
•Had a stressful event during the pregnancy or delivery, including personal illness, death or illness of a loved one, a difficult or emergency delivery, premature delivery, or illness or birth defect in the baby
•Have a close family member who has had depression or anxiety
•Have a poor relationship with your significant other or are single
•Have financial problems (low income, inadequate housing)
•Have little support from family, friends, or your significant other


The symptoms of postpartum depression are the same as the symptoms of depression that occurs at other times in life. Along with a sad or depressed mood, you may have some of the following symptoms:
•Agitation or irritability
•Changes in appetite
•Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
•Feeling withdrawn or unconnected
•Lack of pleasure or interest in most or all activities
•Loss of concentration
•Loss of energy
•Problems doing tasks at home or work
•Negative feelings toward the baby
•Significant anxiety
•Thoughts of death or suicide
•Trouble sleeping
My name is Yoshi and I have all these issues besides harming my self or my daughter, both of my parents are deceased and the father of my 7 month old daughter, broke up with me after a 4 year relationship that I thought was going fine. Little did I know that he cheated on me 2 weeks before and found out when he was trying to get back together with me days later. He said "I want to get back together for our daughter I just want us to act like a family" but he told me I'm to depressed all the time I'm not the same person I'm to sarcastic and mad all the time, I don't know what to do? I dont want to get back with a cheater. I want to leave but I can't. I own everything he uses and he pays my bills… Just finished collage and don't have any money to get my license I'm pretty dependent on him right now as he is on me I just want the best for my daughter.
What do I do now?

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