depresstion

Shelby - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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did any of you guy get really depressed during your pregnancy if so how did you get throw it because i had really bad depresstion before i got pregant and it seems like it got worse. i dont want to end up like my momwas tords me after she had me and im scared of it happening

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Shelby - posted on 03/27/2010

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thanks guys i apprsheate everything you guys are telling me when i go to the docters next i will be sure to talk to him about it

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2010

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Hi Shelby, I also suffered and still do suffer with Anxiety, panic & depression. I was on meds during my pregnancy that helped somewhat. After my preg. I suffered really bad. I went to my doctor and was put on meds. Medication just helps take it away for now...You really need a strong support system. Wether it be family or a group therepy. I know it feels like you don't want ppl to be in your buiss. but this is the best way to help. Diet is something else that you need to watch. Because of my condition I went back to school to get a BA in Psychology. I have learnd alot from it because I did not want to be on meds for the rest of my life. If you need a support person feel free to talk to me anytime. Hope this helped. :)

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well, you admitting that it is a problem is a huge first step, i agree with the other girls, talk to your doctor ASAP. they can help you now, and help you afterwards ... some people with depression become even worse during their pregnancy.... it isnt uncommon...
and by you saying you dont want to be like your mom, well, only you know what she was like, so you can make sure to get the support you need afterwards =) good luck, and take care of your self...

Jane - posted on 03/26/2010

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I'm so sorry you feel that way shelby. I agree w/ kristen. you need to talk to your doctor because that is a serious issue. I will pray for you.

Kristin - posted on 03/26/2010

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First tell your doctor. They can help you in so many ways. Second, do take care of yourself; workout if cleared, shower, do your hair, make up, nails, get together with friends. call your family, reach out to your support network.



Much of what you do to treat depression while not pregnant still applies. The big concern is in medications and what the side effects are. This is where you really need to be talking with your OB and possibly a mental health professional.



You are not going to be like your mom was, not that I really know what that was like. But, you are taking steps to be the best mom that you can be by acknowledging the condition, looking to deal with/work through it, and be there for your child. Good luck.

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