I am almost 21 weeks pregnant and so miserable. I am so ashamed of myself for the way I feel. Everyone else is happy, Mom, boyfriend, friends, family. All ecstatic. I know my friends are thinking I am an ungrateful monster. I think I am too, so I don't blame them at all. I do have moments when I feel ok. I am taking antidepressants and clinging to faith that I will feel better about this blessing very soon. But even if I do become happy & excited I've spent all this time wishing I weren't pregnant. The guilt is about to do me in. I know there are so many women out there that would give anything to be pregnant. I'm not young, but I'm healthy. I hate the way my body is changing and I don't like the changes my life is going to go through either.
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replied October 12th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Many women experience pregnancy induced depression/pregnancy blues during pregnancy which gets worse as they see their changing body shape and appearance. Do not worry, you will feel better as time passes by and as you approach your due date. Soon you should start experiencing fetal movements and at that time conversing and communicating with your baby will ease your symptoms. If you still feel that your medications are not working, you should consider visiting your treating doctor for dose readjustments and also consider going ahead with counseling sessions to help you cope up with pregnancy. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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