As a first time mom, sometimes I am overwhelmed with the things going on around the house especially with the chores and all. I can’t catch up most of the time. And it makes me feel irritable and crabby. I want everything to be done in one day! But how can I do that? I am not a superwoman. My husband said I have to take it easy. One step at a time and I’ll get things done. I know he wants to help me and wants me to be stress-free. But I can’t help thinking about so many things.
There are times I feel down and blue. No cheer or motivation at all. When it happens, my little one is affected. Then I feel guilty at times. Am I depressed? Here’s what I found about signs and symptoms of depression in women.
The symptoms of depression in women are the same as those for major depression. Common complaints include:
- Depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
- Feelings of guilt, hopelessness and worthlessness
- Suicidal thoughts or recurrent thoughts of death
- Sleep disturbance (sleeping more or sleeping less)
- Appetite and weight changes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of energy and fatigue
Honestly I tell you that motherhood and parenting can be exhausting and depressing. But if you allow the reasons to overcome you, definitely depression will get into you. Me? I just hope and pray that I will be able to handle what is going one right now in my life. So much stress!!! Help me God!