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    I had pre and post natal depression. I had a history of depression so knew I was at risk. I didn't like being pregnant and did not feel attached to my babyat all. Some days I think I thought I wouldn't care if something had of happened to her before she was born.
    When she was 6 weeks old I developed PND and wanted to kill her, smother her with a pillow! Now that I think back on it, it's a horrible feeling, and scared me!
    Anyway, turns out I have an auto immune thyroid disease (diagnosed march 08') that had been causing the depression for 8 years prior.
    Good luck, you do get out of it. I love my DD now more then anything in the whole wide world and couldn't imagine my life without her

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    I am glad I have found this thread! thank you naisy for your your detailed post! I hvae been worried for weeks that my state of mind is deteriorating but i keep thinking it will keep better, i think now that the signs of Prenatal depression are undeniable and i think i had better speak to the Dr/OB or Midwife about it. I think if i have learnt anything from my life in the last few months its not to leave things to late, the sooner you speak up the sooner things can be fixed! i hope i have not left things too late and that life will get back on track how it was

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    i just wanted to say that i have been having a really tough pregnancy (i'm currently 23 weeks, due 4th june). i was sick from week 5 to week 20 amongst other things.
    i felt sick, miserable, and cried pretty much daily.
    i spoke to my ob about this and it was the best thing i could have done. i am now seeing an AMAZING psychologist who specialises in natal, and post natal depression. i am seeing her once a month for now and will see how i go. even after one session with her i felt markedly more positive about the whole pregnancy experience, and felt reassured that my reactions/ thoughts were appropriate under the circumstances.
    my sister had extremely bad pnd, so i find it so reassuring to know that i have a 'support team' in place, and professionals i can turn to if it all goes pear shaped pre or post baby.
    honestly, please talk to your GPS / midwives / obs about how you are feeling. there is help available and it can make a huge difference.
    i also had my gp prepare a 'mental health plan', so half the cost of my sessions are covered by medicare.
    i hope this helps, PM me if you want any further info or just want to chat xx
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    I'm happy to read that this happens to others. Well not happy as it sucks.
    I am currently 36 weeks along and right from the time i found out i sank into total despair.
    I was fine with my first one, but this pregnancy was totally different.
    I thought I was just starting to get some sort of life, even if it very little, then I fell pregnant. At the start I was crying all the time, i didn't want to leave the house, i had terrible morning sickness, and i couldn't face my friends.
    It got even worse after the 11/12 wk u/s as the father quickly denied being the dad. So once again, felt like i was all alone in this endeavour.
    I have always personally seen abortion as no option, but this time round i was hoping something would happen. I know this sounds terrible to those who haven't gone through this. I did feel like a bad mother. I felt bad for my son whom i love dearly because his mummy wasn't functioning as what society says i should have been. I was sick and tired of people telling me congratulations etc and I wish i could just have yelled at them to leave me alone because i wasn't excited.
    I felt even worse when i hadn't gotten ready for this baby. Its only been in the past month i have started buying stuff and preparing.
    I wasn't sure how to bring it up, but i cried to my mum one day over the phone and I realised I got through it alone with my son, and we're fine. So i can do this again, and i know i have the support of my family.
    I think now the only thing I am worried about is how i will be financially. I have worked full-time for the past 2 years and i have become accustomed to a certain way of living. I like that I was able to just go out and buy the things my son needed. I liked I didn't have to save 4 weeks then go buy him toys or clothes. This time round I think it'll be harder. 2 kids growing all the time. Suppose thats why i have worked right up till now.
    it does help to talk to someone. Just wish I didn't have to feel this horrible. It's not the babies fault. i know it'll work out.
    Just don't like it that people in this small town assume you have kids for the money.... What money??? it's not that great and thats why i went back to work after 3 months with my son.
    Men should have to feel everything we feel then maybe they would understand what we go through. They say it's easy, but they don't know what it's like to feel like you don;'t love your unborn child.
    Thanks guys... least we're not alone. And thats the main thing we need to remember. There's always someone willing to listen and help.

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    some days i think this may be me. i was never like this with my last pregnancies but this time i am struggling and feel like noone understands.

    hope you all feel better soon.

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    This sounds like what I've been experiencing the last few weeks. Only 8.5 weeks and the physical sickness hasn't been too bad but the mental and emotional is terrible. Massive mood swings and always irritable, and the worst part, and i feel terrible about this, is how angry and unhappy i feel daily and on the verge of tears constantly.

    So who knows i might have it. Will be meeting with the OB in 10 days and talk to him about it and see what he says.

    Naesy- your suggestions are excellent and will be try to use them. thank you for posting them.

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    I was just wondering if any of girls wanted to join like a support group thing? cause we're all sort of experiencing the same kind of feelings and some of you have some great advice and it would be nice to talk to some women who understand?
    maybe on facebook or something we could start a group? does anyone else like this idea?

    aim

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    Quote Originally Posted by stella888 View Post
    This sounds like what I've been experiencing the last few weeks. Only 8.5 weeks and the physical sickness hasn't been too bad but the mental and emotional is terrible. Massive mood swings and always irritable, and the worst part, and i feel terrible about this, is how angry and unhappy i feel daily and on the verge of tears constantly.

    This is me too. Not nice. Very teary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aimsy View Post
    I was just wondering if any of girls wanted to join like a support group thing? cause we're all sort of experiencing the same kind of feelings and some of you have some great advice and it would be nice to talk to some women who understand
    I think that would be great. Can we start a support thread on here?

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    Yes it is a great idea, I will go start the thread now and post hte link in a sec...


 

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