It is very common for pregnant mamas to have feelings of doubt, fear, uncertainty, resentment, and outright panic. Feeling elated and confident one day, and overwhelmed and afraid the next is just how it is for many women, and doesn't necessarily mean that there is anything wrong... just knowing that a lot of women, even in very planned, very wanted pregnancies, can have feelings of extreme ambivalence can be helpful for riding it out. The early months can be quite difficult with hormones, nausea and mind-numbing fatigue, and it can feel like it was a mistake to have gotten pregnant! It does get better!
However: if you have a history of depression, or if your moods are constantly depressed (no periods of optimism and cheerfulness) and this improve by the middle of your pregnancy, you probably want to get evaluated for depression. For now, I would just assume that it is normal and that it will pass, and it will be FINE! (hugs)
at 1:26 PM on Apr. 17, 2009