Rage, anger, or irritability — however you identify these feelings, they’re scary. They come as a surprise. They can create shame. Part of the problem is that when we withhold this information, we feel increasingly lonely.
So what is postpartum rage exactly? Women report feeling intense anger or rage in instances that they believe should not illicit such a strong response. Small annoyances are often the culprit. For example, a mom may report that not having a specific grocery item, having something left out by a partner (a dirty dish, etc), unable to find something, or baby refusing nap may set off this undesirable rage. It may be completely uncharacteristic of her. This is often a sign of something else going on and needs to be addressed.
Rage is often a symptom of something else (in most cases anxiety or depression)
If you are experiencing symptoms of postpartum rage or anger, discuss this with your provider.
Is this something you’ve struggled with?
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Originally posted 2021-02-17 08:06:46.
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I think this is me Im 38 and a first time mom of a newborn (2 weeks). I’ve been stressed and so irritable. I love my daughter it’s just my life has changed so fast. I been wanting to take my husband head off
I think my mother has been struggling with this for the past 26 years😆 (bad joke I know.) Wow I’m really enjoying reading through everyone’s response. It’s very informative …real women with real stories ….I love it! thanks for sharing 💕
This is me! 😭😭😭
This lasts for 18 years
Might be different for a lot but I only had after I stopped breastfeeding at 13 months my PMS and periods came back with a vengeance – I had to manage my emotions and calm myself with breaks where I don’t react but rather walk away and deep breathes.
Real question…Does this ever go away?
I just realized…. this is me eeek this isnt good 😳😥