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Depression during pregnancy? pregnancy was planned but...

Hello, I am almost 18 weeks pregnant and I am finding myself becoming more and more depressed and less excited about being pregnant. My pregnancy was planned and was in no way a mistake but it did take me almost four years to get pregnant.Has anyone else been dealing with this?
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replied December 6th, 2012
Yes I'm feeling the same way. My pregnancy was sort of planned, we were told I may not be able to fall pregnant, so I went off the pill and we decided to let fate take care of it. Well I'm 12 weeks pregnant now. I have always been a traveller and a dreamer, I live volunteering oversees and working with animals rescued from cruel practices such as bear bike farming. I had a trip planned to Africa next.
For the first day I find out I was so happy, then when I woke up the next morning I felt dread and depression (and then guilt), which has stayed with me ever since. My fiance and I had a beautiful relationship and now I don't want him near me. I keep thinking, what's wrong with me?! He is so excited about the baby.
I love and care for animals so intensely, why can't I feel this for my own child?
So, you are not alone there's at least one other person who feels the same as you. I hope we both feel better soon!
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replied February 26th, 2013
Are you ladies feeling better now? I'm 10 weeks and so depressed. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant, but as soon as I tested positive, I was overcome with fear and dread. I've had to quit work and school, and I stay home most days, with a vague sense terror plaguing me. I'm taking Zoloft, and it isn't helping. My husband thinks I'll feel better later in the pregnancy. I hope he's right, because I can't imagine taking care of a child!
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replied September 21st, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i understand your concern.Depression is a normal part of pregnancy because of harmonal jazz up. So keep your self busy and in touch with your loved ones and stay fresh as it can affect your unborn baby leading to premature births and miscarriage. So be careful.

Take care
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