• C
  • London, UK
  • 4 months 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.
  • L
  • CA, US
  • 3 months 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.

  • M
  • FL, US
  • 3 months 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.

  • M
  • FL, US
  • 3 months ago

Ty, Louisa.

  • L
  • CA, US
  • 3 months ago

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

  • A
  • ENG, GB
  • 3 months ago

I agree with all these comments and can completely relate. I’m 5 months and still waiting for the 2nd trimester energy and glow?! I think pregnancy has been so much tougher than I ever imagined and I worry too that I’m not connecting with baby and truthfully I really haven’t enjoyed being pregnant. But I’m told it doesn’t affect your connection with baby and it will definitely pass. Just try to look after yourself as much as possible and do things you enjoy doing xx

  • A
  • KY, US
  • 4 months ago

I was a mess during 2 of my pregnancies. I have a terrible hormone intolerance, and literally did not think I was going to make it. I had never felt so low in my life.

  • A
  • GA, US
  • 4 months 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

  • L
  • 4 months ago

Sleep deprivation is no joke- and totally will screw with you. I’d seek out a counselor- or see if your hospital has any groups to attend. I didn’t feel this way when I was pregnant, but it def hit me like a ton of bricks when my babies came home! I talked to a therapist and got on meds. If your in Overland Park- I have a very good therapist to speak with if you’re interested!!

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