Saturday, August 20, 2011

Post "I'm freaking out with this new baby" Syndrome

Postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later. Most of the time, it occurs within the first 3 months after delivery http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004481/

Post Adoption Depression Syndrome   
Your baby was more adorable in person than pictures. You and your husband never felt so thrilled and fulfilled as you held her in your arms on the flight home. Your ten-year quest for a child is finally over, you are a family now and forever. This little one is finally yours!

One month later......

You feel anxious and depressed, but more often, simply overwhelmed. Some mornings you don't get dressed. You don't feel any great love for your child, and you can barely make it through your day. Even your husband doesn't understand. In your deepest, most private moments, you wish you could give your baby back.

Sound familiar?

There is so much information available regarding Post Partum, but not much for Post Adoption Depression Syndrome.  Really, they should just call all of it, Post "I am freaking out with this new baby" Syndrome.

Check out this site for comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
Adoption Issues http://www.adoptionissues.org/post-adoption-depression.html

Adoption Articles Directory
http://www.adoptionarticlesdirectory.com/Article/Post-Adoption-Depression---The-Unacknowledged-Hazzard/53

Nobody ever warned me that this could happen to me.  I never saw it coming.  Be aware.  Be prepared. 

1 comment:

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