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Im now 28 weeks pregnant and have been on anti depressants since I was 4 weeks pregnant.
I feel guilty as having your first child with someone you love should be a happy time and it hasnt been.
I have no explantion for why I feel this way.
My baby was planned and im happy to be having her i love her so much already so why am i so down?
My partner has wanted children for a long time and I feel like ive ruined his first experience of pregnancy.
Some days im great and other days I make our lives a misery. If i feel this way now im so worried that I will
have post natal depression aswell. I suffered from depression before but overcame it, my midwife explained that the hormones
of pregnancy can make your depression etc resurface. I hope to have more children in the future but will my experience of
pregnancy always be this way?
I know alot of mums they always spoke of morning sickness, stretch marks and so on but not one spoke of any depression
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replied May 31st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have pre-existing depression before getting pregnant, the symptoms can get worse during pregnancy. Pregnancy can induce depression in women due to hormonal changes, psychogenic changes and changes in appearance leading to loss of self confidence etc. The symptoms that you describe could be due to ‘pregnancy blues’ or due to worsening of your pre-existing depression. Continue to be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist/midwife. Counseling sessions can also be of help. Get yourself engaged with physical activities and other hobbies.
Take care.



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