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3 years ago

Perinatal depression

Has anyone suffered depression while pregnant? It seems to have hit me out of no where like a brick wall. I went to see my GP but he was really unhelpful. He's put me on the waiting list for counselling. I feel so low and helpless. I don't want my low moods to affect my pregnancy. And I don't want my low mood to be here, or worsen when my beautiful baby is here. I've got no previous history of depression and I want to be the happiest and most loving mummy for my baby. Nothing particular has happened to trigger this. I feel sad, constantly crying, don't want to get out of bed to go to work or do anything, I'm not sleeping but I'm also exhausted. It's a really terrible place to be and I can't pull myself up again. My husband is being very supportive. He is worried and doesn't know what to do to help.
Perinatal depression

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1 year ago

Much better thankfully! Mental health medication, therapy and room to feel however I feel has really helped. Now I’m just having general pregnancy worries!

1 year ago

I know this is an old thread, but I think I’m experiencing prenatal depression. I had lowered my anxiety meds and just raised them again after assurances that my medicine is safe and the constant panic attacks are more harmful than. I have a great support system and this is something I’ve always wanted but now that I’m pregnant (5w5d) I’m sad, scared, angry, and definitely not excited which is heartbreaking.

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1 year ago

Hi Michelle, I would like to talk with you as I’m feeling the exact same. However this is my 3rd baby but I’m constantly full of doubt and worrying about everything. How are u doing now?

3 years ago

I definitely was depressed during my pregnancy. I still feel very low lows now that my baby is almost a month old, but my husband cheated on me during my pregnancy and that tore me apart.

3 years ago

I'm headed this direction - my husband of almost 13 years recently and unexpectedly passed. I'm heartbroken and terrified. I've been living with Bipolar Depression for 15 years but was doing OK (unmedicated since we were trying to conceive for the past three years) until this. So scared to get back on meds, especially since this is my first baby.

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3 years ago

Ty, Louisa.

3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear. I can’t imagine how difficult that is.

3 years ago

Aww lovely. It's not nice is it. Have you thought about meds? I've went up a few times since being preg and they really help. I'm gonna have to go up again. It could possibly be hormones? You know with being sore and sickly and tired. It's all very exhausting and all so new aswell! I hope you get to where you want to be mama 💞

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