Is it normal to be depressed during pregnancy? I don't remember feeling this way when I was pregnant with my son. I am pregnant with a girl and due in November. Since the beginning of the pregnancy I have felt sad and worthless. I feel like my family would be better off without me. I know I wouldn't harm myself but that feeling is still there..like they would be better off with me gone. I don't feel depressed all day but at least a few times a week. My son is going through the terrible 3's. Having tantrums saying things like "I don't like you." I feel like no matter what I do I am not good enough. I constantly feel like a horrible mom because my patience these days is lacking and by the end of the day when he throws a tantrum I yell and then I feel awful. This pregnancy was planned we are financially stable for the most part. Is this normal to be sad so much or is it something I need to discuss with my midwife? I feel ashamed of my feelings and don't want to bring it up to her but I worry about postpartum depression. Can I even take anything for depression while pregnant? I feel so ashamed that I feel this way.
on Sep. 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM