Postpartum anxiety?? Anyone else?

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Harley posted this 07 March 2019

My pp anxiety seems to get worse by the day... I don't want to go out. I don't want anyone touching my baby in fear they will give her something. We both almost died during delivery and I just can't seem to shake the feeling of being terrified bc I just want her safe... I don't sleep, I just lay in bed.. I don't know what else to do. Anyone else experience this?

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Gina posted this 08 March 2019

Do you have anyone to help you with baby? I would definitely recommend talking with someone about how you feel so it doesn’t get worse. 

That’s what helped me the most was to know I had people looking out for me and baby. 

Maddy posted this 08 March 2019

I definitely understand how you feel. I felt very similar until about a year pp. i would also recommend talking to someone because I feel like I missed out on a lot by not being able to relax during that time. 

nat posted this 10 March 2019

oh yea i was under the impression that everyone wanted to steal my baby, i wouldn't even leave him sleeping downstairs to go to the bathroom upstairs he had to come with me, it passed after a while and i would leave him downstairs but still talk to him and could her him cooing, it helped when i would go check the windows and doors before i went up to make sure they are secure, and the sleep yes i would watch his chest to make sure he was breathing and some nights when i went to sleep (out of just pure exhaustion) id wake up in a panic thinking he was gone or that he wasn't breathing, you just have to get the jitters out and it will get better, if not you can always talk to your dr the fear of him getting something passed when i was told if i didn't let him get sick he would always get sick, like i had to expose him to germs so that he can build up immunity , sending good vibes to you! you're doing great !!

Sierra posted this 10 March 2019

I had a lot of anxiety PP, but I usually do anyway. I would physically shake when I was not holding him for weeks! It seemed to get better after that, but I still have some anxiety. You're not alone, and should talk to someone

Beth posted this 11 March 2019

It is very normal but I would defiantly start taking small steps to help you get more comfortable having people around baby.  They really aren't as fragile as they seem.  The more you do the better you will feel this is why second child is so much easier and your more relaxed!