I am 34 weeks pregnant. My mom was diagnosed with triple negative brest cancer the same week I found out I was pregnant, so I have never really focused just on my pregnany. This has been a crazy and emotionally draining year. My mom is almost finished with the cancer journey so now it is time to focus on baby and his big debuet. I have been so excited about being a mom, but I out of no where I started having these thoughts that I am not going to be a good mother, and that my husband doesn't love me or find me attractive anymore. I have always been a happy person. I cry all the time, my husband and I fight all the time. I miss my body and I feel horrible because I have had a great pregnany but I am ready for it to be over. Is this normal, or could I be at risk for depression after I have my son?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Health
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Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 11:30 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Thank you all soooooo much!!!! Just reading the encouraging comments has made me feel better. I think I may have just felt so alone. My poor husband has been on over-drive since all of this began. I was working as a vet tech and ended up leaving my job because of the dangers and so I could be my mom's chemo buddy. He has doubled his hours at work and even picked up odd jobs on the side to earn money, plus the everyday stuff at the house and my honey-do list. He has been amazing! I think because he is always busy he doesn't have time for himself or to miss me, and I miss him something terrible! I think I am going to go away for a weekend and give both of us personal space and some time to relax. He will object at first, but I think it could be good for us. Thank you all again!!!!
Answer by Conley639 at 12:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2010