I have depression and anxiety, and I was worried about having children too. Honestly, my first 2 months were a living hell. I took great care of my son, but my own health was terrible. Slowly I came out of it. I had professional help, always take my meds, and I think that because I am a mom now, I do EVERYTHING in my power to be well. I work much harder at it than I ever did before, and I am feeling the benefits. I have never been happier. I think that when you KNOW you have issues (or that it runs in your family) then you can be prepared by educationg yourself and having a plan in place in case you start having problems. Find yourself a therapist NOW. Talk with him/her about your concerns and ask for information about warning signs you should be looking out for. And then if you do have problems later, you already have a therapist you can go to that knows you. Good luck!!
at 3:00 AM on Aug. 18, 2010