Worried About Getting Postpartum Depression

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Kim - September 20

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and already depressed! I'm excited to have my baby girl, but I feel that I am having a hard enough time as it is with balancing responsibilities (marriage, finances, work, etc.) I just don't think I'm going to be able to handle everything once she arrives. My hubby does not do well with responsibility and often tries to avoid it. I feel like I carry the whole work load around the house...and I don't think that is going to change any time soon. We could not survive on his income alone, so I am not able to be a stay at home mom. I find myself breaking down crying at times because I feel overloaded. I never have enough time to do things I enjoy or have a social life. I just can't imagine how much worse it is going to get when the baby comes. I feel like I already take care of everyone else but me! Did anyone else have this issue? How did you cope with working full time, being a housewife, and being a mom?


Marianne - September 22

Kim-Its definately hard, but I think you might want to really sit your husband down and talk about how you feel with him. Tell him its really making you upset. Tell him you will need his help once the baby is here with some of the house chores. This sounds silly, but my husband and I have a chore sheet that we hang on our frige. He has certain duties that he is responsible for and I have things I'm responsible for. If one of us does not do something on our list....it makes it easy to (nicely) point the finger at the other one (and then there is no room for arguement). when it comes to fixing meals. I got sick and tired of cooking b/c its such a ha__sle. I learned ways to make very easy meals that did not take much time. make your husband fix meals a few days of the week....even if it means him picking up a pizza on his way home from work. take it one day at a time, and dont let it get you down. I wish you the best.



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