Thursday, April 09, 2009

Baby Blues

Baby blues: A common temporary psychological state right after childbirth when a new mother may have sudden mood swings, feeling very happy, then very sad, cry for no apparent reason, feel impatient, unusually irritable, restless, anxious, lonely and sad.

Let's see how many symptoms I have...

Lack of sleep: Check (Who doesn't have lack of sleep with a newborn?)
Lethargy (no energy): Check
Loss of appetite: Check
Unusual cravings: Nope.
Feeling unrested even after sleeping: Check
Anxiety and worry: Check. Big time
Feeling overwhelmed: Check. Another big time.
Confusion and nervousness: Check. I can't even remember what day it is or where I put my water glass
Lack of confidence: Check. They gave me this baby and expect me to know what to do with it?
Sadness: Check
Unusual concern over physical changes: Nope
Not feeling like one's self: Check
Crying more than usual: Check
Hyperactivity or excitability: Nope
Unusual Irritability: Check. Lack of sleep does that.
Poor bonding with baby: Nope.

1 comment:

Buck said...

Yep. Baby (or post-partum) Blues. What you are experiencing is nothing unusual. Finding effective solutions is. The problem that you are having is due to low Progesterone and even lowered Testosterone (which women also produce). You are now Estrogen dominant. A condition that normally occurs in women after giving birth. What you are experiencing are classic symptoms of such, both right after delivery and potentially for a long time thereafter for some women.

The reason that you felt so good prior to delivery is because Declan was producing a high amount of Testosterone and a goodly amount of Progesterone. When he popped out your hormone supply went with him. He still has all the energy. You don't. Add to that your age and your hormones were already doing funny things. All you need to do is resupply your hormones with naturally occuring, biologically identical (not synthetic) hormones to yours and you will be able to get back on top of things.

So, on that note I would recommend to you the Hotze (Ho-tzee) Health and Wellness Center in Katy, TX. Call and talk to Sherry Good (a new guest consultant) and she will talk to you about anything that may be bothering you. Or, as long as you're just sitting around with nothing else to do, check them out on the web at, or listen to their daily radio program on AM 700from 12:00-1:00pm. It's like going to med school for an hour every day.

Scientific studies have shown that women's intellegence increases when they have children. A design function by God so that you will know intuitively how to take care of the little ones. So, if nothing else, at least you may be smarter.

Hang in there, Mom. It will all be worth it.

Happy Easter,