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I would like to know if its possible to have post natal depression if im sick of my family and not my baby.

I love my baby and am not feeling bad towards her, its my family. My partner doesnt help me, he is always out fishing with his mates, usually from early morning to late night. I feel like im doing it all , im tired and im crying all the time. I want help with the housework but no one is helping, the house is a mess and its driving me up the wall. I want to run away with my kids. Am I being irrational?

Jane ...
Answer: No, but it does sound as if you are struggling and for this reason, a check with your GP is essential. You may be depressed and if so, need support and assessment to see what the best way to support you may be. If you are feeling overwhelmed and sad, moody and resentful then perhaps you are depressed. Check out the beyond blue website and do the on-line questionnaire which is called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Score and see how you rate on this. Honest responses are very important. This will give you some idea of whether you fit the criteria for depression however, remember that this is just a guide and what's far more important is how you feel and what your own personal experiences are. You are not alone, but if you reach out for help then people will know what you're going through and can help you. And the other issue your GP could check out is your iron level and if your thyroid function is normal. Lots of women in the post natal period go through moodiness and depression symptoms which are not helped by low thyroid function. Get yourself checked out, you are precious to your family but need to advocate for yourself. Best Jane
Answered: 30 Nov 2013