how have some of you dealt with pre-baby blues...

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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in my third trimester two months and 1 week to go till delivery...i find it hard to get motivated to do anything and its not really from the lack of energy its just the lack of desire...im excited about rylann being born and getting things ready for her but everything else just seems to get in the way and i dont want to even deal with it...

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Sarah - posted on 10/05/2009

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I remember walking in for my 38 week check-up with my daughter. I wasn't even in the room yet when my OB asked me how I was feeling that day. I looked him straight in the eye and told him "Like if I have to be pregnant for even one more minute, you may not live that much longer."

I was a horrible, crazy, emotional mess. And I didn't even realize how bad it truly was until after I went back to work after maternity leave. I am only 7 weeks in with this one and I am already crying at every commercial on television. It doesn't even matter what it is for.

You are almost done. Just start counting down the days. I think what really helped me was that I got induced. I knew when she was coming and there was noooo way they were making me go two weeks late. I spent a lot of time in my nursery rocking and folding laundry trying to relax. I also went for a walk once a day, it almost always made me feel more energetic after. Also I made my mother take me bowling every day to try and get her to come sooner. I had been contracting every 2 minutes since 32 weeks and there was nothing they could do about it. By the time I hit the end... I was done.

Lindsay - posted on 10/05/2009

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Honestly, I don't remember how I dealt with the lack of motivation but I can tell you one thing...it goes away!!!! Pretty soon your nesting will come in full swing and you will be all over the place cooking and cleaning and making sure everything is just so. I can remember just going in total overdrive at the end of both pregnancies.

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I felt the same way at the end of both of my pregnancies. Perhaps, it is just natures way of trying to relax us before the big day. But... just in case:



If your mood is really affecting your daily activities and how you would normally function, I would recommend discussing it with your doctor soon. You don't want it to get any worse after the baby arrives. It is hard to juggle depression and baby - trust me. I have been coping with depression for eight years and had to work through the blues with both of my pregnancies. My best advice is to see a proffessional and try to work it out as soon as possible. Good luck.

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Christina - posted on 10/06/2009

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its definetly been a rollercoaster!!! stress from work is probably not helping and ive thought about taking early maternity but that will only mean more time alone at home...so we'll see! thank you so much for sharing...it feels really good to know im not alone

Esmeralda - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting CHRISTINA:

i think with this being my first im struggling with keeping my emotions in check bc ive dealt with depression before i realize that it will be easy to fall into some old habits im doing my best to keep busy and social which seems to help but those days where im alone i really make it difficult to fight off the blues...



i understand,i felt the same way.



is there a friend or your mom you can call when youre alone and feeling this way?



maybe if you do have that person yall can hang out a few hours a day(or every few days) to help you. i had a friend that i hung out with almost everyday while i was pregnant(our husbands were Navy recruiters together). and when it was time for our husbands to get off of work,we would go pick them up together.



so having that support really helps!



and when you are actually home alone,try watching your favorite funny movie. or watch a ridiculous show on television. keep busy and PLEASE try to enjoy your pregnancy b/c you cant get that time back.



i now wish i didnt struggle with depression when i was pregnant b/c i wish i could have enjoyed that time. and im so sad i cant redue everything and just be happy like pregnant women should be.



all the best! :)

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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i think with this being my first im struggling with keeping my emotions in check bc ive dealt with depression before i realize that it will be easy to fall into some old habits im doing my best to keep busy and social which seems to help but those days where im alone i really make it difficult to fight off the blues...

Esmeralda - posted on 10/05/2009

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if you have a history of depression you can definitely get it before and after the baby is born.

i did!!



but during pregnancy there wasnt really anything that could be done(medication wise),and it wasnt until my daughter was 2 months old that i actually got help.



Just go with the flow,and rest as much as possible,but try to be social as best you can. get everything ready for the baby :)



just be conscious that you may get post partum depression.



good luck!

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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i know that depression is very serious and have dealt with it off and on for most of my life it just seems harder right now to get myself out of this funk on my own bc im so emotional i will definetly talk to my doctor if i see it getting any worse

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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its good to know that hopefully this will pass pretty soon...im a bit of a clean freak and perfectionist and have just noticed that ive let all that go for days at a time...just looking at all the dishes in the sink or clothes in the laundry makes me cranky but isnt motivating me to get it done...lol

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