Hi, I'm turning 40 in April & my baby is due 1 week after that.
I had my 1st child 7yrs ago, i was in my 36th week my husband left me. I asked 4 divorce 2yrs later it's pending.
I have been engaged for the past 3&1/2yrs and expecting our own baby in April 2011. Due to visa problems my fiance had to leave me for the past 4 months. Though i know he is doing as much as he can to come back. I feel I've been so stupid to get into this mess again. That I'll be doing the whole baby thing alone again!
I've been depressed ever since i found out i was pregnant. It was an accident even though we had planned on a baby for nx yr. I feel terribly alone wit my7yr old daughter to care for. I'm anemic as well, have terrible pains in my lower back. I wished my life would end many times but then get so worried and guilty for my daughter. I wished the 3 of us would die in our sleep. But the next instance i am so grateful for my daughter coz it's her that keeps me living. Please help me.
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What you are going through could be a part of the âpregnancy bluesâ or pregnancy induced depression. See if your partner can be back with you before your delivery date. You can also discuss with him about taking help by keeping a maid/person to take care of household chores and your daughter until you finish with the childbirth. If you feel the depressive symptoms are getting more, consider reporting them to your treating Obstetrician to get started on suitable medications for help with depression, back pain and to deal with anemia. Do not worry, you will be fine. Take courage and be strong.
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