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hi, i just found out i'm pregnant Again, its an overwhelming thing for me right now , i have a 2 and 1/2 , 1 and 1/2 years old boys , and now i'm 6 weeks pg, i'm so confused and distracted from everything around me , first i feel nauseated, tired, and sooo weak, and want to sleep the whole day , and not happy , i take a lot of medications during pregnancy, i'm a high risk and i feel i hae to go through that again , can't even think about it ,i'm afraid that what i'm going through is depression , can that be???? what should i do to not be weak and be happy again like i was with the other 2 babies, i feell bad and want to cry te whole day , is it because my body is tired from all the meds i take? or is it because i'm not ready for new baby ? what should i do please .... i need help and i feel if i'm really depressed i would not admit it, right ? i need any help possible please.

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Asked by sil1 at 3:09 PM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You do sound a little depressed, but you also sound like you have good reason to feel that way. Feelings of depression are normal and okay when they are appropriate to the situation. I'm not saying you shouldn't do anything about it - you should, because you can and should feel better. But being depressed doesn't "mean" anything other than you are having an emotional and physical response to a situation. Some people are able to readily admit when they are depressed, and some are not. It just depends. My advice is to take good care of yourself, talk to your doctor about your concerns (the meds, how sick you feel, how hard your other pregnancies were) so that you can come up with a plan to feel better and to manage this pregnancy with some level of joy and comfort. If these feelings persist, schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist (your doctor or your insurance company ought to be able to help you find one)

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 3:16 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • It could just be pregnancy hormones, and the anxiety of being pregnant again. I think it would be best to talk to your dr. about how you are feeling. It could be depression, if it is, your dr. will be able to help you get thru it. Good luck!

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 3:17 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • you have so much going on- no wonder you feel the way you feel. i believe in support, once a week go to a family/friends place to talk. eat foods that give energy- fruits and veggies. everyday go for a little walk. you can be suffering from depression- talk to your doctor about how your feeling. good luck and keep your chin up !!!

    Answer by deeplus5 at 3:23 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • Honey, it's your darn hormones! It takes some women several years to get them balanced even after one child. You will have three sweet babies in four years, that is overwhelming even for the best of us! ;D What you need to do is express ALL your emotions to your doctor, make sure that he is on top of it all and that you all have a course of action. You sound like you have ppd, which I had with three of my five, it's ALL okay! JUST PLEASE make sure that your hubby in on board as well and as a team - you three can make sure you are cared for emotionally / mentally as well! That is, after-all, just as important!! Your plate is full, have hubby or someone else come in and give you a break, even if it's to go take a LONG shower.....!! Don't be afraid to ask for help or to reach out, it takes MUCH more courage to do so and you are a MUCH better Mom for it! We can not be super Mom doing it all! Hugs and prayers to you!!


    Answer by blessed5x at 3:42 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

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