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02-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Since I become a mom I became very emotional hearing about babies being killed or hurt, abandon by their mom and died. How can they do that. I can't stop crying. It makes me worried!
02-01-2008, 05:47 PM
I am the same way!! I have myspace and have added a few sites for abused or sick kids and I cant even look at the page or read the bullitens any more..Makes me too sad...But be blessed that you are not a BAD person like they are and that you have a healthy and happy baby!! Thats how I deal with it..It makes me love him much more after hearing a horriable story!!
Rachel at Parenting.com
02-04-2008, 11:08 AM
I never really liked the cop shows or movies that involved kids being hurt in some way, but now I can't believe anyone is able to watch them at all. I sure can't any more!
In fact, I feel like I see my son's face on every baby I see. There's a kind of water they sell at Starbucks to help African children, and they have a photo of these two adorable boys who might be five and eight years old, and they look NOTHING like my 3-month-old son, and I STILL felt like I was looking at my baby's face. Okay, I felt tears coming to my eyes over a water advertisement at Starbucks -- THAT is a hormonal new mom, no?
02-04-2008, 11:36 PM
I had trouble with postpartum depression after my first child. I was terrified of something happening to my baby. SIDS, car accidents...the fear was near paralyzing. It was several weeks before I got help because I hoped it would just get better. If you are at all concerned about this, talk to someone. The sooner the better. I went to a counselor at Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service. It is a Christian counseling practice, and I think they work outside WI in spite of the name. The fee is income-based. Feel better soon!
02-07-2008, 09:57 PM
You may be suffering from postpartum depression. Talk to your OB about it. It's really easy to treat- you shouldn't make yourself go through this alone!
07-03-2008, 08:31 PM
Your fears sound entirely natural! It is called empathy, and you now know how precious those little lives are. You also may be projecting your own child onto these other children, so it becomes more personal. Also normal.
If you do notice that it is starting to interfere with your daily life, make sure to talk to your doctor.
After my first child was born, I had fears about driving because I would think of horrible situations that could harm my child, I had fears about crazy people, I would cry when I heard about children being harmed... I still have those fears, but I don't let them rule me. And I am still horrified when I open the paper and read about something bad happening to a child. I don't know of any well-adjusted person that it doesn't bother.
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