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.
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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!

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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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?

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.

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

Ty, Louisa.

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 💞

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

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.

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

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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!!

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.

I’m sorry you are feeling this way. Hormones are not a joke. Talk to your partner and friends and try not to be alone. Try to surround yourself with positive people, nature and animals. Meditation will help you. Listen to happy music and watch some comedy. Remind yourself that you have the control of your life and do not allow any negative or scary thoughts. Check your vitamin D levels. The vitamin D is like a happy vitamin that will help you as well.

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