+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,668
    Thanks
    177
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default TTC with anxiety/depression

    Just wondering if there are any others out there that are ttc or are planning on ttc in the next few months that also have anxiety or depression.
    A bit about me: I had severe anxiety and depression in my first and only pregnancy so far. Such a terrible time that I thought I would never do it again... But here I am planning on trying to do it all again in January. I can't believe that I've even gotten to this point but it is exciting if a little nerve wracking... I am struggling a bit with anxiety at the moment and have just started a new pregnancy friendly anti-anxiety med so hopefully that works and I can have a manageable pregnancy.

    I'd love to hear from others in a similar situation and share the journey with you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,202
    Thanks
    1,702
    Thanked
    2,424
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm not planning on having anymore but also had a rough time in my last 2 pregnancies with anxiety and PND and wanted to cheer you on and reassure you that at least this time round you will be prepared and have support systems and plans in place to deal with things as they arise. I'm sure things will be far better and less traumatic with your second pregnancy than your first. Xx

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to RipperRita For This Useful Post:

    CookingMonster  (06-12-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,668
    Thanks
    177
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thank you that is lovely to hear. So reassuring Yes I am more prepared this time and will see my doctor regularly to keep on top of things. I still very afraid to tell people about my anxiety so I need to try to overcome that to get the support I need. I think that even the thought of getting pregnant is making me anxious but I was so sick last time. I just don't want to let it stop me having the family that I want.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to CookingMonster For This Useful Post:

    RipperRita  (06-12-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,202
    Thanks
    1,702
    Thanked
    2,424
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Just make sure you have drs and people around you that are aware of your history and can give you the right support. You most definitely shouldn't let it stop you from having the family you want. It's just an illness, same as diabetes or epilepsy and like women that suffer those, you just have to have plans and systems to deal with things if they arise. My first pregnancy I suffered deliberating anxiety but with my second the anxiety wasn't so bad but I suffered much more severe depression so things may be different for you as well. Xx good luck and have fun ttc

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to RipperRita For This Useful Post:

    CookingMonster  (06-12-2013)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,668
    Thanks
    177
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bump for the daytime crowd


 

Similar Threads

  1. Anxiety & depression support..
    By teagan88 in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-06-2013, 09:06
  2. Depression/anxiety. Does your other half understand?
    By Ffrenchknickers in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 18-02-2013, 12:18
  3. Mild Depression and Anxiety - Anyone had Citalapram before?
    By lilmizshav in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-02-2013, 10:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!