Pregnant and depressed

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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mama2bee71 :  I am also totally freaked about having a baby and a toddler…and terrified of becoming my depressed, bitter mother…and I don’t always let my husband help as much as he can/wants to. I feel like I’m already at my limit, and yet I also know it’s going to be exponentially more demanding when the baby comes :/ I’ll definitely report back after my therapy appointment. How are you doing?

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cclarkrun1 :  thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve been really scared that my therapist will recommend medication because I was nervous about meds on top of the hormonal rollercoaster of pregnancy and childbirth.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t have much to add except to address the guilt. Feelings are not in themselves good or bad. They just are what they are. And who wouldn’t feel scared at the prospect of handling two babies at once?

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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mama2bee71 :  I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better! Just remember that even if you’re doctor thinks it’s normal, check in with yourself on whether you’re ok with this type of normal. Like you said, if it feels like you’re getting worse or just not ok with things, you can reach out for more help. I felt a lot better after talking with my therapist, just getting things off my chest. I’ll be having monthly appointments with her unless I feel like I need more than that. Hugs!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Oh mama, give yourself some grace. Don’t feel guilty, often we don’t have control over our feelings. I went through two back to back miscarriages with no living children, my husband and I finally conceived not long after and i am currently 40+1 waiting for her arrival! There have been many times during this pregnancy that I have felt empty and depressed and I also felt guilty because I finally had what I wanted so badly. I know exactly how you feel.  Hormones are no joke and they are very real. Take those days and be sad when you feel sad. Lay in bed when you need to be in bed. Acknowledge the feelings and allow yourself to feel them in that moment and don’t suppress them. That helped me so much and it eventually got so much better. Absolutely chat with your doctor too if you feel that’s best. Give yourself some grace mama <3

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