I am 20 years old and a college student. I am also 21 weeks pregnant. Because of the pregnancy, I recently had to move back in with my parents after living alone for two years in a city 10 hours away. While it has not been an easy adjustment moving back into a structured, more controlling environment I had thought that I would eventually be okay with it. But lately, I have been feeling very unattached with everything; my parents, my friends..just everything. I would much rather be alone than with anyone else but I have still been trying to be social like I used to be before finding out that I was pregnant. I have almost no self-motivation to do anything..it's hard just getting out of bed in the morning. And I just feel like I'm being forced to do so many things that I can't find any motivation to do. My mom wants me to go back to taking classes. She wants me to find a job. And believe me, I would love to finish school and get a job so I can help support my baby but I just really can't find the motivation to sign up for classes or to look for a job.
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replied June 7th, 2010
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Depressive thoughts and mood swings are a part of pregnancy. You do tend to feel more fatigued, sleepy, hungry and irritated.
If the symptoms are really overpowering you, then I would recommend you to discuss them with your gynecologist such that you can get help to come out of these.
The health of the baby is as important as your studies and job. Get out of your blues at the earliest to enjoy your pregnancy and get a boost to do all that you would want to for supporting your baby.
All the best. Take care.

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