Mental Health: Infant

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Working Moms and Mental Health Day

I was just curious as to how many moms who work outside the home moms take a day off for no reason but only to get some free time for yourselves while kids are at school and husband at work? I call them mental health days. Sometimes the weekends are not enough because I'm usually grocery shopping or housekeeping and helping with homework. So, I usually take at least one day a month off and I don't do anything except lay in bed for however long I want,watch television and eat. On rare ocassions I have driven to the mall on clothes I...

Anxiety

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Pregnant Mother with Anxiety and Panic Disorder

I am pregnant with my first child, though a surprise, a blessing! I have dealt with anxiety and panic dosorder for most of my life and am wondering if anyone else has dealt with this while being pregnant and going through labor and delivery. My daily anxiety is controlled with counseling and medication, but I have never been able to handle needles, blood, doctors/dentist offices, and HOSPITALS! Most of my doctors and other medical professional chalk it up to "all first time mothers feel this way." It is definitely a mix of first time...

Depression

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What to Do About Depression???

Hi, My husband has always been moody. I just took it to be in his nature. Now that we have kids, however, he gets into these "moods" much more often, sometimes twice a week, if they only last a day or so. Sometimes they last a whole week and more! And I HATE it! I don't know what to do. He is not abusive, though sometimes can be mean. He tends to just be quiet and not say anything. I have to take care of the kids myself, as he does not want to be involved when he's in a mood. It's to the point where my soon to be three-year-old...