I am 21 yo with my first child. I know that I am not financially or emotionally ready. I am in the process of adoption for the child, which I am thrilled about. Most of the time I find myself feeling angry, anxious, and depressed. I don't laugh as much and cry to sleep, sometimes for no reason. The depression also has me laying in bed all day. I have few friends who are supportive but have their own lives to tend. I feel alone and don't want to bother others with the downside of the pregnancy. Any tips?
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replied November 13th, 2014
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The symptoms may be can be due to hormonal changes of pregnancy resulting in ‘pregnancy induced depression’. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination, evaluation, clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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