(Closed) Very depressed :(

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Rivendeler:  Awww…hang in there.  You know pregnancy is a time when our hormones are pumping.  I feel super emotional all the time for seemingly no reason.  I think the baby *will* be a good thing, after you get adjusted to it.  And just think–now you’ll have one more child to support you financially in old age!  πŸ˜‰  haha

Post # 4
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4574 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Iam sorry you feel like this, unfortunately i’ve never been pregnant, so i can’t relate, although i wish i get preggos soon….anyway i know some people have it really rough the first months, but hang in there, you did it once and you are gonna have a beautiful joy at the end that will make it so worth it…..maybe you can go for a walk with your 5 year old , if it’s not too cold were you are, or call a friend to come over for some confort. …. GL and feel better…lots of *hugs* πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

((hugs)) It will be alright, but only if you take some proactive steps sooner, rather than later.  If you allow yourself to dwell on the stress and sadness, it will only fester and grow.  Other than your body changes, what else do you think is causing you to feel stress about the pregnancy?  Think about the specific things and start to come up with a game plan for tackling each.  Have you dealt with depression in the past?  If so, what types of treatments were successful then?  Perhaps the hormone shift from the pregnancy has you off-balance chemically.  Also, depending on where you live, you might be experiencing some seasonal depression and exposure to sunlight and/or vitamin D supplements can help.  Try to stay active, play with your 5yr old, etc so that you can soak up the happy chemicals, and talk to your OB about your feelings/concerns at your next appointment.  

Post # 8
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2011 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i felt really down a few weeks ago. I went to he doctor and spoke to my midwife who tested my iron level. They were low and i was put on iron tablets. My mood has been considerably beter since.

Post # 9
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2263 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m so sorry, I’m pregnant as well and have felt more depressed than usual since. πŸ™ I hope you’re doing better soon! For me, it’s come and gone like the weather. I know it’s probably hormones. Hang in there! 

Post # 13
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Rivendeler:  Even if your kids’ reactions aren’t great, it will be okay.  =)  When I was born (kid number 5 in my family), apparently my oldest brother and sister were like, “AGAIN!?!  Stop having kids!” because my dad had just lost his job and it was probably at the worst moment in our family’s history for my parents to have another baby.  But my dad did eventually find another job, they made it through that tough year, and now we’re all close and my parents even had one more after me–haha. 

It will be okay.

Post # 14
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1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Rivendeler:  You should definitely be proud! Are you saving the reveal for a special time or specific reason?  Maybe make it an early Xmas announcement so that you can show off that belly with pride, and maybe a big red bow on top πŸ™‚

Personally, I find that putting things on paper really helps me sort it out.  Maybe make a column for “things we need solutions for” and “things we know solutions for” and categorize the things that are stressing you.  You don’t have to have all the answers today, or tomorrow for that matter, but identifying what you need to figure out can be helpful in establishing a game plan.  Especially if the concerns are financial or regarding the blended family, getting a plan together now will help you feel much calmer through the upcoming months.  

Some ideas to relax/decompress:

– Yoga. I found prenatal yoga to be very calming, and it also helped with my feelings about my body when I was pregnant.  I just got a DVD to do at home, and stretching out, embracing my belly, and having a relaxing 45 minutes (while staying active) was really nice. 

– a holiday-themed decaf latte

– thinking about baby names (the sillier, the better)

– pedicure/manicure

– paper cutting; this sounds like a strange one, but methodically cutting tiny triangles out of paper to make snowflakes is very therapeutic.  Knitting or other crafts with your hands work similarly; it’s the repetitive motion combined with a completed work product that helps wind you down. (ETA: the snowflakes would be great to do with your other kids, too)

And when in doubt…. kittens! (I’m not sizing this pic down, because I think we need big kitten power)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sending you HUGE hugs! You will be ok! It’s completely normal to feel like this! Don’t be too hard on yourself. I understand what it’s like to be pregnant and feeling blue, I’m 26 weeks and very emotional and sad some of the time, so I do really sympathise, and you also have a 5 year old to look after which can’t be easy on top of this. You will feel better I promise πŸ™‚ Look after yourself.

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