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2013-03-08 11:36:53 AM
After childbirth, Dads have the same daymares.
 
2013-03-08 11:39:22 AM
Let me summarize. Some chick who writes for CNN gossip columns went semi-crazy and her therapist said some women have symptoms of depression after childbirth, so it's like all women have it now.
 
2013-03-08 11:40:10 AM

WorkingInParadise: After childbirth, Dads have the same daymares.


Usually though it's because they looked at mom's vagina during that final push.
 
2013-03-08 11:41:51 AM
Not according to neuropsychiatrist, author of "The Female Brain."

Fine, but when I write a book entitled "The Female Brain", there's crowds of angry protesters.
 
2013-03-08 11:43:23 AM
"Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.
 
2013-03-08 11:44:23 AM

GORDON: "Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.


Of course.  They vote Democrat.
 
2013-03-08 11:45:32 AM

Molavian: GORDON: "Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.

Of course.  They vote Democrat.


Fear is a republican fetish, not democrat.
 
2013-03-08 11:45:38 AM

WorkingInParadise: After childbirth, Dads have the same daymares.


Grew up a man's man,  Outdoorsy.  Hunting/fishing/camping/extreme sports.  Went into the Marines.  Long deployments around the world.  Combat zones.  Loved it.

Then I became a father, and learned the meaning of fear.
 
2013-03-08 11:46:58 AM

GORDON: "Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.


What do you mean these people?

www.cultureblues.com
 
2013-03-08 11:47:00 AM

AcneVulgaris: Molavian: GORDON: "Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.

Of course.  They vote Democrat.

Fear is a republican fetish, not democrat.


I thought, "Save me government, save me!" was a liberal thing.  "Life of Julia," and whatnot.
 
2013-03-08 11:48:33 AM
Wow. Call me the softie, but I'm a single dad and I was just trying to explain this very thing to someone last night. It doesn't just happen to women and they are disturbingly vivid. Mine usually involve me being careless, like taking my son somewhere he shouldn't be (usually something unrealistic like walking on the edge of a cliff), resulting in his injury. It's like a thought you can't shake - takes right over for a few seconds - it's almost like a vivid memory. PTSD-like or something.

Glad I got that off my chest, sans boobies,
 
2013-03-08 11:54:22 AM
This happens to me often. Not daily, but at least once a week. It is vivid and heart-wrenching.
My son is two and I have terrible visions of him being hit by a car a la Pet Semetary.
 
2013-03-08 11:54:31 AM

GORDON: "Then disaster struck.


Not in my physical surroundings. But entirely, bizarrely inside my head. An image of the baby being snatched violently from the stroller by an assailant invaded my thoughts. "

And these people are allowed to vote.


people that are happy to kill strangers and blow up their houses for a paycheck are welcome to vote too.
 
2013-03-08 11:56:05 AM
 
2013-03-08 12:07:04 PM
Still no cure for pre-partum batshiatiness
 
2013-03-08 12:07:25 PM

bdub77: Let me summarize. Some chick who writes for CNN gossip columns went semi-crazy and her therapist said some women have symptoms of depression after childbirth, so it's like all women have it now.


Yeah, this. Thank goodness for the internet. Without it, people wouldn't be able to share their neuroses on a global scale.
 
2013-03-08 12:13:07 PM
"How to raise a snowflake."

/if the parents can't show courage, how can we expect the kids?
 
2013-03-08 12:17:04 PM
It's a good thing evolution has ingrained parental instincts into most of us because the first 6ish months with a new baby are a living hell. They are all work, no reward.  Crying, eating, sleeping and pooping is all they do.  Creatures of id.  Anyone that says otherwise is deluding themselves.  If you, the parents, didn't love the child so completely, you'd return them.  It gets more rewarding after they start to smile, laugh and interact more.

So I think that these flashes people get are at least partially driven by the unconscious desire to see these things happen.  Desires that are so abhorrent that they don't even manifest as fantasies, but instead as fears. And the subconscious guilt we get from having those thoughts makes the fear that much more intense.
 
2013-03-08 12:17:59 PM
This would probably be a survival trait in a species with helpless, altricial offspring.
 
2013-03-08 12:22:48 PM
Didnt have the problem with my first child. Had it really bad with my second though. Mostly about SIDS or someone breaking into the house.
 
2013-03-08 12:26:04 PM

Jae0o0: Didnt have the problem with my first child. Had it really bad with my second though. Mostly about SIDS or someone breaking into the house.


...someone named Sid?
 
2013-03-08 12:34:34 PM
Some parents never lose this post-natal psychosis and follow their children around in helicopters.
 
2013-03-08 12:42:20 PM
Are we in need of childfree smugness in this thread. I'm bored, so if it's needed, what the hell.
 
2013-03-08 12:47:23 PM
I thought all parents had this.  My kid is 8 so i dont get it as much anymore, but yeah it happens.
 
2013-03-08 12:52:47 PM

bdub77: WorkingInParadise: After childbirth, Dads have the same daymares.

Usually though it's because they looked at mom's vagina during that final push.


DONT EVER DO THIS!!!!
 
2013-03-08 12:59:35 PM

Rembrant_Q_Einstein: bdub77: WorkingInParadise: After childbirth, Dads have the same daymares.

Usually though it's because they looked at mom's vagina during that final push.

DONT EVER DO THIS!!!!


Seconded. Although in my case, I was holding my daughter and happened to look over 'cause I heard the nurse tell my wife to push again. I thought I was getting twins, what I got was placenta. SPLURP. AAAAaaaagghh!
 
2013-03-08 01:02:09 PM
All you whiners...

Try wanting kids all your life but not being able to have any.

THAT feeling doesn't go away.
 
2013-03-08 01:14:11 PM
I am not a mother [yet], but I have extremely terrifying visuals pop into my head when I am with my almost year old nephew. My sister-in-law asked me to get him out of his crib while she was cooking at Christmas, so I went upstairs, grabbed him and brought him to the stairs... Suddenly, I was certain that I was going to drop him down the stairs or fall down the stairs. I stood at the top of the stairs for at least two minutes. I switched him from one hip to another and head a death grip on the railing. When I got down the stairs, I sat on the couch and thought I was going to pass out. The kid, of course, is the most loving and adorable child ever, just snuggled me like he never thought I was untrustworthy or clumsy.

When he was younger, still in the infant carrier type car seat, I had him at my place baby-sitting him. I have two dogs and I was continually internally freaking out that one of the dogs (who were both smaller than the baby even at this time) would knock over the carrier and he'd be hurt. I doubt they could knock it over if both of them tried, but I was really worried. Strangely, I am not worried about them biting him, because, maybe, that's just too logical of a concern? Or, as my husband insists, our dogs are not dangerous to the baby. I really want them to be safe with the kid, but I could never ever leave them alone with him (or any kid) because we don't have kids of our own and we don't know for sure that they won't get spooked by grabby hands.
 
2013-03-08 01:18:46 PM

kumanoki: This happens to me often. Not daily, but at least once a week. It is vivid and heart-wrenching.
My son is two and I have terrible visions of him being hit by a car a la Pet Semetary.


I don't have kids, but that scene (movie version) still haunts me occasionally. Something about the juxtaposition of the happy, carefree toddler and the huge truck barreling along, and then ...

I don't think I could handle having kids. I have the kind of brain that can easily go right to the most horrible imagery.
 
2013-03-08 01:31:59 PM
MadAzza:
I don't think I could handle having kids. I have the kind of brain that can easily go right to the most horrible imagery.

Everyone, it seems, has that brain.

Scumbag brain:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-08 01:50:04 PM
Yup, I had that. Pregnancy and post-pregnancy make you (and whoever is near you) crazy, and don't believe anyone that says it doesn't. Mine did clear up right around the timeframe the article said too. But for a few months, I had an intermittent fear that a rabid bat was going to get into the house and bite our baby, and we wouldn't know until she got sick. I'd also become terrified that my husband was going to die in a car crash on his way to work. Fun stuff.
 
2013-03-08 01:54:16 PM
Non story, mom has "intrusive thoughts" just like all other humans.  The vast majority of privileged middle-class Western babies make it to adult hood without incident.

Colin O'Scopy:
All you whiners...
Try wanting kids all your life but not being able to have any.
THAT feeling doesn't go away.


And that is why we don't ask people if they're having kids, or farking go on ad nauseum about how great it is to be a parent or how our child is an angel etc.  A lot of people really don't get that.
 
2013-03-08 02:04:05 PM
"How to raise a snowflake."

/if the parents can't show courage, how can we expect the kids?


...mmmmno. This is biology. As a new Dad, I would occasionally have a flash while sitting at a stoplight -- some stupid drunk motherfarker was going to careen right through the intersection at 60mph and hit my car right behind the drivers's side door and rip the car in half, and my son would be scrambled in his car seat while I would be fine. The image would pass, the light would turn green, and I'd actually look around the intersection before going...just like they taught me in Driver's Ed in high school. I used to drive a little agrressively...now I'm not in such a hurry anymore, and I'm much more aware of my surroundings. It's not fear - it's common sense. And I don't want my son to pick up bad habits from me that will turn him into an asshat like I was when I was young.

Today...he's 2, and I'm totally OK with him climbing on big rocks in the back yard. He falls down sometimes, and has skinned his knee once or twice. Sometimes he cries, but I don't rush over and make a big deal out of it. When he's had enough, he stops. It's harder for Mom to be that hands-off, but she's getting better at it.
 
2013-03-08 04:09:47 PM
Just had to clock in to give kudos on this headline, with which I totally agree. (Maybe not ALL hours of the day, but enough of 'em.)

/Looked at my next-door neighbor at 6-something a.m. yesterday. "I hate my kids. Hate 'em, hate 'em, hate 'em!" "Yeah," he replied, "I know where you're coming from." Because we BOTH were the dummies taking out the garbage early in the a.m. because neither his nor my damn kids had taken it out the night before. Damn kids.
//Not a CS at all.
 
2013-03-08 04:40:09 PM

No Such Agency: Non story, mom has "intrusive thoughts" just like all other humans.  The vast majority of privileged middle-class Western babies make it to adult hood without incident.


Pretty much this. As a woman, I don't doubt that rampaging hormones add a new dimension (temporarily) to these regular thoughts. However, I had the pleasure of reading "The Female Brain" a while back...let's just say, the entire book is one giant 'mommy circlejerk' of how childbearing is just totes teh most magical event evar. To this day, it is the only book I have ever actually returned for a refund. YMMV.
 
2013-03-08 04:51:30 PM
StandsWithAFist:
I had the pleasure of reading "The Female Brain" a while back...let's just say, the entire book is one giant 'mommy circlejerk' of how childbearing is just totes teh most magical event evar.

Sometimes I question your committment to Sparkle Motion.
 
2013-03-08 05:12:59 PM
Babies are nocturnal.
 
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