:'(*crying*..this is my first pregnancy. Well I thought I'd be happy about this wonderful gift God gave me BUT that's not how I feel I'm just soooooo not happy:(...bf,family,friends are very happy and it makes me so guilty because I should be happy...I talked to me bf earlier about how I feel but he just made the situation all about him. Trying to make me feel even worse than I already feel.Who knows what haPpens when I try telling someone else I know about this?...Anyway!! What should I do? Have you been through this too?
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The symptoms that you describe could be due to pregnancy induced depression or pregnancy blues (the symptoms can be worse if you have had depression before getting pregnant). If the symptoms have been affecting your daily/work life and/or your personal relations, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation (to look for the underlying cause) and assistance (to control the symptoms). Antidepressants would be prescribed for symptom control if needed (that are safe to be used during pregnancy. Counseling sessions would also help you to cope up with your symptoms and carry on with pregnancy smoothly. You can also go ahead with getting couple therapy done to help prepare you and your partner to help you carry on with pregnancy smoothly and prepare for parenthood. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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