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Depression during pregnancy? Rss

I'm 22 weeks pregnant with twins and have 2 more children (7 and 3).

I think I'm going through depression. Nothing seems to be just 'right'. Am having trouble concentrating, massive mood swings and crying a lot of the time for no apparent reason. I know these are all normal pregnancy symptoms too, but there's an overwhelming sense of uselessness and emptiness which I just can't explain.

I've tried to talk to my husband about how I'm feeling and he's usually very supportive but I feel like he thinks I'm attention seeking as I've had a lot of issues this pregnancy. And with the amount of healthcare professionals I've seen, I don't feel like I'll get taken seriously.

I really don't know what to ask, maybe if you've been through depression while pregnant what did you do to cope? Any online support groups or websites that you'd recommend?
hi there, I'm feeling much the same myself but I'm 12 weeks pregnant with one and a active 2yr old.
I went to see my dr as soon as I thought I was depressed and she's put me on meds and a referral to a maternity counsellor. my midwife is super supportive too.
there is good help out there.
please go see your dr, they will definitely take you seriously.
take care. smile
If you're in depression during pregnancy, talk to your midwife or doctor. They should be able to cure you directly, or contact with any mental health care provider. These organizations are also offer helps in these kind of issues. Please visit the link below, may be it's helpful for you :-
http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/pregnancy...

www.creativegarden.nz
www.creativegarden.nz/about-us
www.creativegarden.nz/locate-a-centre

Research suggests that about 14 to 23 percent of all pregnant women experience depression during pregnancy. Depression, a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, is the most common mood disorder in the general population. The condition occurs twice as often in women as in men, and the initial onset of depression peaks during a woman's reproductive years. Some symptoms of depression, including changes in sleep, energy level, appetite and libido, are similar to symptoms of pregnancy. As a result, your health care provider might attribute these symptoms to your pregnancy, rather than depression. additional clues that might indicate depression during pregnancy include: Excessive anxiety about your baby. Low self-esteem, such as feelings of inadequacy about motherhood. The inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable. Poor response to reassurance. Poor adherence to prenatal care. Poor weight gain due to a decreased or inadequate diet.
If you have untreated depression, you might not seek optimal prenatal care, eat the healthy foods your baby needs or have the energy to care for yourself. You are also at increased risk of postpartum depression and having difficulty bonding with your baby. If you think you might have depression during pregnancy, don't wait for a screening. Talk to your health care provider about how you're feeling and work with him or her to determine the next steps.
Hope you're feeling ok now.
Hi. A lot of people experience this. It is quite common. There is not much to worry about. You can see a therapist about this. It might make you feel better. I hope you feel better soon. Congratulations on being pregnant.
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