(Closed) Good convo w/doctor yesterday!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That sounds like really good news. πŸ™‚  Do they think post-partum will be worse because of your mood disorder? I am glad you have such a knowledgeable doc. Good luck on your future pregnancies πŸ˜€

Post # 4
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Busy bee

good for you!! that’s fantastic. of course you’re not a “horrible selfish person”! that’s the least selfish thing i’ve heard of. you have a doctor monitoring a medical issue as you proceed to ttc πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I am only gradually coming around to the idea of children myself, and one of the things that I’ve had to get myself to realise is that a lot of my apprehension is related to my being scared of what would happen if I were off my meds.

I don’t think its selfish to worry about the kind of person you are when things are not all honey and roses (ie. chemically regulated hehehe), especially when you will be responsible for a child. I am very scared that without medication, I would struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety and not be able to cope with pregnancy and then a baby. I am curious too about whether women who are prone to generalised depression are more likely to suffer from post-natal depression. I think this will be something that I will need to do a lot of thinking about over the coming years (not planning on spawning any time soon).

Good for you for asking your doctor, and good luck with everything.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yay! I glad you will have a lot of supportive people around you. Im also glad this meeting with the doc has taken a weight off your shoulders. Enjoy this time planning your wedding! What kind of wedding are you having? Wedding planning can be soo fun!

FYI I think we all worry about other peoples reaction. I know sometimes I struggle with this. I  know that it is dumb to care what perfect strangers think but sometimes….

 I think you are very sensible to have a baby making plan. That is the responsible thing to do πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do you ever read dooce.com?  She has a lot of depression issues — actually ended up checking herself into a mental hospital after the birth of her first daughter.  This is not to be a downer at all though.  She speaks very frankly about her depression and has had some great posts discussing her decisions on how to deal with her medication during pregnancy and afterward.  If you haven’t read her blog, the depression posts might be worth a read just so you know that there are others out there in similar situations. 

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