Should I have another baby?

Nina - posted on 06/02/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm a stay at home mom of a 3 year old. I'm 21. My husband REALLY wants another baby but i'm unsure because I'm pretty sure I have depression. I would LOVE to have another baby but how will my daughter react? Will it be twice as stressful emotionally on me? I just want an opinion on what I should do..


Christy - posted on 06/03/2011




How much does your husband help around the house and help with the kids? I think you could talk with your doctor about whether or not there are depression meds that would be safe during pregnancy. If not, should you decide to go through with it, plan to wean the baby very early and get right back on some meds.

I fight depression and I know it's hard. I have gone back and forth with meds and without and right now I'm without and doing fine, but only because we joined the gym and I'm working out almost daily. There are also some vitamin type supplements that can help a little. If you're interested in more details about that, send me a private message.

I don't think you should let depression stop you from leading a beautiful life with a beautiful family. You're plenty young and could wait many years before having more kids, but take control and enjoy life. I know it's hard, but it's so worth it. I've been there. If you would LOVE to have another baby, you should do it. Just talk with your doctors about how to help you deal with the depression before, during, and after pregnancy! YOU CAN DO IT!


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Bonnie - posted on 06/03/2011




They say two kids in mosr cases is easier to handle than one, but two will definitely take up more of your time. You should probably go to the doctor and see what they say if you really are suffering from depression.

Louise - posted on 06/03/2011




I would say go to the doctors and get yourself right before taking on another baby. One baby is easy two is constant juggling of time. If you want another baby your 3 year old will adapt no problem so don't worry about that.

The decision is yours. If you want anther baby then have one just be aware you may need a little help to get you through your depression.

Kerry - posted on 06/02/2011




if u have depression then i would say no ur just goin to put more stress on yourself havin 2 young babies to run round afterget urself sorted first then think about having a other baby go to the doctors an speak to them mine were great wen i had depression wiv my youngest daughter.

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