Is it normal to feel depressed while you are still pregnant?

So I have been feeling a little out of sorts lately. I still have a month left and I'm starting to get depressed. Sometimes I just feel like I shouldn't have gotten pregnant, maybe I should give my baby to someone who deserves it, and I feel like my husband no longer loves me because I am fat and is out sleeping with other women. I mean honestly I know that none of it is true but that is how I have been feeling. I know I felt all out of sorts after my first pregnancy and actually got put on anti depressents for a little while. Is it possible to have postpartum depression before you even have the baby? And am I going to feel different when the baby comes or worse?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes this is normal to go through your body has so many horrmones right now. i would bring this up with your doctor on your next appointment and she what they say about it if you feel like you are going to harm yourself in any way then call the doc monday. but i think every women has there doubts about everything while pregnant.
    J_L_Fshr

    Answer by J_L_Fshr at 11:16 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • yep. your tired...your body is tired....you've got all these horomones running through ya. get as much rest as possible, take relaxing baths...just take it easy while you can and try to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy
    Nora1

    Answer by Nora1 at 11:28 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • I would talk to your doctor... Women who have depression during pregnancy are like, three times as likely to have postpartum... I had it pretty bad when I was pregnant, ended up having postpartum psychosis... Was later diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, which so makes things worse the next time... I would definitely talk to your doctor about it at your next appointment or call tomorrow and schedule a sooner one.
    RainShadow

    Answer by RainShadow at 11:29 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • Im living proof that this can happen,i think it is very important that u understand not to feel guilty for feeling this way. It is quite normal with hormones raging but usually if you suffer from depressed mood before u give birth your more at risk of it getting worst post-partum my suggestion to u is to have a proactive attitude towards finding the source of whats causing the depression and whether it's physical or mental which can be genetic.Usually depression caused by post-partum lasts for up to a year anything longer than that should indicate a more severe case of depression. eighther way speak up and remember that u are your best advocate.Best wishes!
    sabiamom

    Answer by sabiamom at 11:33 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • You have all those hormones in your body already that tend to cause baby blues. A lot of women are on an emotional high in the last weeks of their pregnancy from hormones and anticipation. But it can also have the opposite effect. Talk to your doctor, they may not be able to prescribe anything for you but it will only help you after the baby is born to know you are already having these feelings so the doctor can be prepared to help you from the start.
    casperskitty

    Answer by casperskitty at 11:36 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • Yes, call your ob and let your family and freind's know what's going on. YOU NEED THE SUPPORT!!
    2precious2

    Answer by 2precious2 at 12:33 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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  • Send me a message whenever you like.
    2precious2

    Answer by 2precious2 at 12:34 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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