Tears after pregnancy

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  1. tommy

    tommy Well-Known Member

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    does anyone else find themselves crying for no reason or is it just me. it just comes over me and i burst out crying for no reason.
     
  2. Kerry

    Kerry Well-Known Member

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    'Baby Blues' are perfectly normal some time in the first few weeks after the birth. It also takes a long time for your hormones to settle after giving birth so bouts of tearfullness is totally ok. I used to cry every time I fed with my first, something to do with hormone surges I guess.

    So many women worry that they have PND (post natal depression) just because they get fits of the tears but for PND you need to look for more than just tearfullness, such as feeling very depressed, not interested in baby, not getting washed and dressed at all in the day etc.

    PND doesn't nornally start to show until about 6 weeks but if you do feel worried at all just speak to your midwife/ HV or GP as it is easily treated now and nothing to be worried about.

    Much love
     
  3. AmberNicole

    AmberNicole Well-Known Member

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    I was very emotional the first few weeks. I was so glad to have Ava but missed being pregnant as well. All is fine now!
     
  4. minikins

    minikins Well-Known Member

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    I cried every day for the first two weeks and thought it was post natal depression, but then it went and I realised it was from trauma from the birth and my hormoans due to breast feeding.

    All is well now, thank god.

    Every now and then if the day is hard and I can't seem to help my little, I may shed a tear but that is due to frustration and tiredness.
     

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