• C
  • London, UK
  • 13 days 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.
  • A
  • GA, US
  • 2 days ago

Im 5 months & feel the same way some days no energy and just feel really helpless like I’m stuck in a box, no triggers or anything it just happens...but what helps me feel better is soothing music I love listening to enya and I color or do a crossword puzzle cause it’s relaxing to me. Just find little things you can do to occupy your mind and try your best to think happy thought. You can message me if you need someone to talk to who’s experiencing the same

  • M
  • CA
  • 8 days ago

I'm so sorry you're going through this! I got married and got pregnant right away before I was able to travel and enjoy just being newlyweds. I felt so sad despite everyone telling me how lucky or how happy I should be and these comments made me feel worse. I didn't realize I was depressed for a while and when I went to look into help I couldn't find anything other than YouTube videos to relate to. I had no prior history of depression either so it caught me off guard. I was so worried I wouldn't connect with my baby but I can tell you it passes and it will get better for you 🥰

  • t
  • PA, US
  • 8 days ago

Hope u feel better nice to meet u hope u get seen to I have depression to and aniexty it good to talk about to hope u get one soon

  • M
  • NY, US
  • 8 days ago

I’m sorry you’re feeling this way. This definitely is not uncommon and you’re not alone. Many women struggle with feelings of uncertainty and even fear or depression while pregnant. It’s a big life change!!! I understand the desire to be a happy mommy and a role model, but try to go easy on yourself. It’s also important to model resilience for your kids bc realistically when they grow up, they also will face hard times. How you choose to approach recovery and self-care is just as important to being a role model as showing your happy face. I would try and see if another doctor sees it differently and can provide better advice and support. Praying for you!

  • Tania
  • CO, US
  • 9 days ago

Hi, sorry to hear you are feeling this way, I'm going thru something similar, except i get shortness of breath with irregular palpitations, i just moved to an other state, the doc i got here gave me some type of antidepressant but i dont want to take that, im scared for the baby and for me sense the side affects of that are no joke. my old doctor told me to take benadryl to help maybe is totally different then what you have but im sure its the hormones, they are no joke and started going crazy right when i conceived. Meditation, yoga and just talking to anyone has help, try to get out as much as possible hope tou feel better.

  • H
  • CO, US
  • 2 days ago

I’m taking Hydroxizine, which is an anti-anxiety/sleep aid. It isn’t helping that I can tell, but the doctor told me to give it a couple of weeks and try it out. Shortness of breath + panic attacks are what I’m dealing with, as well as insomnia and anxiety. 😭 Pregnancy is waging war on my hormone balance.

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