Ok, where do I start? The pregnancy and the delivery were to easy parts...but the last three weeks have been the hardest of my entire life. I'm a medical student on a leave of absence and even medical school wasn't this draining. My 3 week old son wakes up so many times at night and even when he's sleep, he's fussy and keeps making noises and moving around. It's the same during the day and I'm completely drained and stressed out.
I try to do everything right and worry like crazy! This is my first (and last) child and before this I had no idea how to take care of a newborn. If I'm not taking care of him, I'm washing his bottles, clothes, etc...
He has a bowel movement about 10 or 11 times a day and I probably check his diaper to make sure it's clean at least 30 times a day (because I don't want him to sit in a poopy diaper). I worry constantly that I'm doing something wrong.
Can the people out there please give me some advice? Is this how it was for your also or is it just me?? And will it ever get better? I go back to school in 6 months, will things settle down by then?? Please help!!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.