(Closed) Anyone experience depression while pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Was this pregnancy planned or a surprise?

I know that many, many women and their husbands have similar feelings when they find out a baby is on the way. As hard as it is, you should try to focus on some of the more happy things with this pregnancy. Feel good about the fact that you’re looking after your body (not drinking, smoking, having coffee). Try to find healthier things to replace those habits. Think about how your life will benefit from this little one rather than what will change.

It’s fine to feel the way you do. Lots of hormones are changing like crazy in there, which will make your emotions haywire! Just make sure that if it persists, you’ll see a doctor to discuss it!

Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you don’t want to be pregnant, you don’t have to be. Really. If you guys aren’t ready, there are a lot of options.

It’s a huge, huge, huge shift. I think it’s normal to feel like you do, especially if it isn’t planned!

Post # 6
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Aww, sweetie, I know EXACTLY how you feel. Unfortunately, I dont think I’m the person you’re hoping to hear from because it never did get better for me 🙁 Don’t get me wrong, we were SUPER happy about the bebe (we tried for over a year to conceive) but I was never looking forward to the actual being pregnant part for all the reasons you mentioned. My lifestyle wasn’t very condusive to being pregnant either, and I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER to get back to being ME. I’m 34 weeks now and can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel but it’s been a LONG road and a VERY difficult pregnancy for me. My depression became extremely severe when I started having serious health complications. Currently I’m battling migraines, anemia, pre-existing ulcers, AND pancreatitis on top of all the regular pains of being a huge pregnant person now.  I also gained 30lbs+ so far and it’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been overweight and I carry it terribly. A few days ago I saw a pic of myself my husband took at a wedding and literally didnt recognize myself. I can’t stop crying and I’m just so ready for it to be over and for her to be here.

On a brighter note, pregnancy WILL bring some things to counteract all the bad. For me it wasn’t enough to pull me out of the depression, but I did enjoy feeling the first movements, finding out the gender, choosing a name and decorating her nursery. I know I will love her when I finally get to see her beautiful face, but right now I can’t even THINK about ever having another child. I’m going to need at least two years to forget all this, and if I’m not over it by then I don’t think we’ll have a second at all because I’ll be on the older side.

Anyway, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PM me if you need any support. With my family at a distance I didn’t feel like I got enough of it at all; in fact some bees on here will even call you selfish for some of the things you wrote but after what I went through that will never be me; I just want to be there now to help others going through the same things if I can.

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