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My husband is not sure he can cope with a depressed wife and 2 children

Hi Betty,
I have a 21 month old daughter who is great, however the first 6 months of her life was not easy. She was diagnosed with reflux at 10 weeks but had probably been suferring from it for at least 4 weeks. In that time she cried for most of the day which drove me crazy. I was then diagnosed with Post Natal depression and went on anti deprsessants and also attended group sessions which were fantastic. I am off the depressants and feel fine now. My husband and I are thinking of having a second baby but I am scared about suffering depression again and my husband is not sure he can cope with a depressed wife and 2 children. So we are now thinking that 1 child will do, but I am really torn as I think it would be nice to have a sibling for my daughter. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Suzie

Betty...
Answer: Hi Suzie, The best advice I can give in this forum is to spend lots of time with your husband. It is really vital to draw strength from one another so you can use this in difficult times (that do pass!). You may experience similar feelings and thoughts with the next baby. I would advise some sessions with a psychologist, either myself via betty@beingamother.com or via this link. ...Betty
Answered: 22 Nov 2007