Our expert says:
Sounds like this could well be the rather common problem of Post Natal Depression ( PND ). Depression often comes on after childbirth, related to many aspects of the situation, including the major shifts in hormone levels during pregnancy. And sometimes Depression shows itself in the ways you describe, with tiredness, gloominess, hopelessness, etc., not necessarily making it obvious to you that this is Depression. You have been sleep deprived, and your husband should be sharing more of the childcare and indeed housekeeping chores, as you both work. Depression typically damages concentration and focus, and you lose libido and interest in sex.
DO, PLEASE, arrange to see a good local psychiatrist as soon as possible, perhaps with the aid of your GP, for a full assessment and a discussion of treatment options. Probably an antidepressant medicine will be recommended, and also ask about local availability of Cognitive-Behaviour therapy ( CBT ) which is highly effective and can be quite enjoyable, ansd with lasting benefits.
Work with your shrink, and you should be feeling noticeably better in a month or two, maybe sooner ; and feeling much better before much longer than that.
And do keep in touch here on the forum and let us know how you are progressing
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