While her kiddos are now 11 and 6½ years old, Busy Philipps is just now sharing her postpartum experiences, including anxiety she experienced after her older daughter, Birdie Leigh.
A mom writes in asking for advice. She recently became pregnant with her second child, and due to a variety of reasons, she wants to give the baby away to a family member who has fertility issues. This mom has been diagnosed with postpartum depression, and she wants to know if, legally, she can follow through with her plan to give her baby away.
I have postpartum anxiety and have been trying to deal with it without medication. Not only do I not want to take medication because I’m breastfeeding but I just don’t like taking medication. I’ve been back to work part-time for a month now and I can’t stand being away from my baby. She’s in good hands (with grandma) but I get so anxious after a few hours of being away…I start to panic almost. Is this something that will get better in time and I need to just be patient or is there anything else I can do?? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
So I’m about a month PP and I started my birth control at 3 weeks PP, before starting my bc I was going though only a panty liner a day and since starting I’m going through 3-4 jumbo pads every day and cramping like you wouldn’t believe.. every time I go to the bathroom it legit looks like I’m dying. And the cramps are crippling to the point where I can’t stand or walk. Has anyone else experienced this when starting out a new birth control or am I just worrying myself? I meant to ask the pharmacist last time I was at the doctors office with my son but it completely slipped my mind. Any advice or similar experiences welcome. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
Have any other moms had problems with depression during and after pregnancy? When I was pregnant I cried alot and now my baby is 9 months old and I have trouble leaving her for work and when she throws a fit like in her carseat or places my heart races like I need to help her stop crying. I don’t like leaving her places while I work. I have horrible mood swings like I’m not sure how to explain it but I just feel depressed and in scared to talk to anyone. I feel like she changed our relationship we barely have sex we always fight we just don’t make time for another anymore. Wandering if any other moms are going through post partum depression and now do you cope? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.