hello, 6 weeks ago i had a little girl unfortunatly she was born with gastroschisis and had to be whisked away to special care unit. A week later she had her op and went sucsessfull. Two days after that i came to see she was on a ventilator as she could'nt breath on her own. Now she is off her ventilator she is having trouble taking to her milk at the moment its one step 4ward 2 back. Anyhow since she was put on a ventilator i have been suffering these weird sensations in my head like pins and needles running all over then comes the constant pressure or heaviness and then my arms go numb and heavy. Sometimes the pressure is so intense i feel as though my head is going to explode. Im finding it really difficult to concentrate aswell. i went to the doctors and they said i have post natal depression which can trigger phobias and anxiety. i am still not convinced. i know this may sound silly bt i am convinced its a brain tumor or something. please could some one write back just so i know its not just me thinking this X
Giving birth can trigger many psychological effects like anxiety and depression (especially considering the added stress of worrying about your daughter's health), so that could very well be the cause. However, giving birth is also really hard on your body in general, so I would think it would be a good thing for them to do a quick physical exam just to make sure.
You've been through alot with your new one. Actually a heck of alot. Like Georgia59 said is so true (mother of three) that giving birth takes so very much out of you, plus you have the hormonal balance that is all off and then not to say some good ole post partum baby blues along with your anxiety "Is my baby going to be alright". Take a deep breath and relax. Just try and think wonderful thoughts of all the good times you and your new daughter are going to have together.