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Pregnancy and depression


Hi I’m new to this and feel the need to reach out. I’ve struggled with major depression for as long as I can remember. This is my first pregnancy and I’m not sure if it’s the hormones but my depression has increased ten fold. I seriously cry at least 2-4 times a week and dread waking up in the morning. I am currently talking to a psychiatrist but I am still feeling negative all of the time and taking everything personally and internalizing negative thoughts about myself. Can anyone relate or suggest ways to help me get through this? Thank you for listening

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Hi you! Congratulations on your little one! The hormones can be really messed up! They make everything better and worse at the same time! We feel on the top of the world in one moment and in the bottom of the pit in the next... congratulations on your courage to reach out for help, I didn't made it so you are already someone's hero! The thing that helped me was keeping busy, work, some gardening around the house, going out when it was sunny and just a lot of cuddles from my partner as well it helped... I do hope you can overcome that things that haunt you and enjoy your pregnancy and little one as well

Hello! I’m in the same boat as you. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. When I found out I was pregnant, my psychiatrist had to change all of my medications. It messed me up so bad. I have been hospitalized 3 times in the past 3 months. Sometimes I just feel so hopeless. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed. Sometimes I feel perfectly fine. It’s a constant rollercoaster. Basically, I’m telling you that you are not alone. I know exactly where you are coming from. It’s so hard. I’m here for you

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