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Depression...

I am 5 weeks pregnant and I am so touchy and depressed its making me angry. I was never like this with my first pregnancy. Anyone have any tips on how to overcome this before I lose my mind?

 
Hezekiahs_mom

Asked by Hezekiahs_mom at 8:14 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • yes. focus on the fact that you are so noble and precious right now. right now you carry someone who has a purpose and destiny to fulfill on this earth, with YOUR irreplaceable help and guidance as their mother! you are beautiful and luscious from these changes, NOT ugly! my abusive husband withheld all sex form me during my pregnancy when i felt MOST lustful and alive! and i reminaed HAPPY and excited and impressed with the whole process. LOVE YOURSELF. EACh morning, dont end the day without having pampered YOURSELF in ONE way be it small or tiny or large. food or mails or bath (not too hot) or social calls. please call somebady or giggle. PLEASE ask your doctor about this so they can advise you so that you dont fall to deep! you can get help from medical sources that wont harm your baby and you will be a responsible mom for doign so, not looked down upon! even if unplanned, love your baby. my 7month oldgirl is my JOY! love u
    silverelf

    Answer by silverelf at 8:22 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I would try finding a counselor and talk to them about it.
    ladyambition

    Answer by ladyambition at 12:53 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • your unborn child can feel your state of mind so keep an even keel throughout, concentrate on breathing deeply and keepign your blood pressure low as possible. i did some yoga during and it helped me. well until 8 or 9 months lol. stress releases cortisol hormone into the bloodstream not ideal for fetus. also any domestic violence or yellu=ing? the baby KNOWS i learned this!! yikes.
    silverelf

    Answer by silverelf at 8:24 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • =) Thanks, I guess I just needed to hear that I am something other than useless.
    Hezekiahs_mom

    Comment by Hezekiahs_mom (original poster) at 8:25 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I agree that a counselor might be a good idea. Depression during pregnancy is actually more common than most women know; all we ever hear about is post-partum depression. But that doesn't mean that you wouldn't benefit from help!
    Also, make sure you're surrounding yourself with supportive people! That can make a big difference.
    Good luck!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:15 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

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