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depression, another woman is also pregnant, its not fair

Im starting to not care about my pregnancy. What I always felt was a special bonding experience, ....
Something that would only be shared with me and my spouse, is now being shared with another woman who is 5 weeks.
I am at the end of my first trimester.
Im trying to focus on just my pregnancy but im finding it difficult.
Im so sad and I can feel myself going into the same depressive
State I was in after my last child was born. I don't want to ever feel like that again.
It was one of the most painful experiences in my life and it's not fair to my
Children.
I need ideas to not think about the potential sibling that my kids will have that's not from both their parents.
I should be happy that im having a baby, happy I didn't have another miscarriage. I
Have been so scared these first there months and now that I have made it
I feel like I can't be happy anymore.
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replied June 14th, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The depressive symptoms that you describe suggest possibility of pregnancy induced depression (also known as Pregnancy blues) along with effects of the changing hormonal status. If the symptoms have been affecting your daily/work/personal 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). Based on the evaluation results, medications (safe ones that can be used during pregnancy) would be started to help you. Counseling sessions would also help you to cope up with your symptoms and carry on with pregnancy smoothly.
Take care.



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