Struggling with Prenatal Depression Alone

Alexis - posted on 09/28/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am 13 weeks pregnant and I'm pretty sure I have prenatal depression. Everything upsets me, I find myself crying over everything. I feel pretty alone. My husband doesn't understand. He gets angry with me for "ignoring him" and "not showing affection". I've come to him in tears saying I don't know what's wrong with me and I need him. He seems unmoved. I'm a stay-at-home mom with my 2.5 year old and I don't have any family close by nor do I have many friends. Even if I did, it's hard to admit something like this. The few times I've tried, it doesn't turn out very well. My husband doesn't support me, and when I've tried to talk to my mom, and ask her if she ever felt down about her life, she points out that she just did what had to be done, so apparently never had time to be down, and says she doesn't understand why I ever had kids in the first place. I feel like I have no one I can admit my weaknesses and failings to. My poor son doesn't understand why "mommy is sad" and I feel like a horrible person, like I'm letting him down.

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BobbiJean - posted on 10/02/2015

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Alexis, I completely feel where you are coming from. Men are not like females they do not know how emotional we are when were pregnant. They only know of the weird cravings we all get. I did not have no one to support me when I was pregnant with any of my kids and I have 5. My mom says the same that yours did to you. I know how bad you cry everyday because your 2.5 year old does not understand why this is happening but know he does love you and will listen to you when you need to talk. I found the most support to be with my kids but when I am done talking I feel so much better than they get up and give me a big hug. It is too hard to explain in way that would be easy to understand because there is no reason why you are like this and it will fade away in time. if you just need to chat message me I am here and I would love to give u much support that I can. I wish I could explain it but it is so hard to do so!

Michelle - posted on 09/28/2015

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Go and see you doctor. They are there to help, you don't have to go through it alone at all.
Sometimes it's hard for others to understand what you are going through if they have never suffered.

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