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01-10-2005, 08:11 AM
Since I have been pregnant (17 weeks now) I have been moderately depressed. I have uncontrollable crying and snap at my husband and little girl all the time. Has anyone else had this symptom during pregnancy? Is this normal? I am concerned that my mood and stress could be negatively affecting the baby. Any suggestions for trying to get over this?
01-10-2005, 08:14 AM
Sounds like you may have a hormone war going on in your body. This sometimes happens in pregnancy --- I do suggest you discuss it with your doctor.
Sending warm hugs,
01-10-2005, 12:23 PM
Yes, Hubby swore he was living with the Exorsist. Your hormones are so up and down that you just snap very quickly. I would go off over very very little things, I really felt sorry for my whole house. Sending big hugs. I truly know what your saying.
01-10-2005, 03:10 PM
Thanks for responding to my post... were you able to do anything to ease the depression or irritability? I want this to be an enjoyable time in my life since this will be my last. I don't want to remember my last pregnancy as being a nightmare to my family.
I had HORRIBLE depression for the first trimesters of BOTH my pregnancies. Fortunately for me, and for most pregnant women, it got better in the beginning of the second trimester. I tried to talk to people about it - to not keep it bottled up inside. About 14 weeks into both pregnancies it began to lift - I know you are 17 weeks so maybe relief is right around the corner for you. My second and third trimesters were both always a lot better. :kissing:
01-11-2005, 01:33 AM
Well I don't have constant uncontrollable crying or depression but every so often I'll start crying for no reason...especially if I see something sad on TV! I certainly think mood swings are normal during pregnancy due to all those hormones, but if you feel that your symptoms are getting more serious, I urge you to talk to your doctor. I also find that my diet can affect my mood ... if I'm eating junk food I don't feel as good as when I consume a well-balanced, healthy diet.
01-11-2005, 01:51 AM
I had pretty frequent mood swings and cried like a baby over absolutely nothing. When m husband would ask why I was crying, I would cry harder, since I didn;t know the answer...I agree with everyone, probably very normal, very hormonal but I do think its worth a discussion with your Dr. I was also just like Kim, I didnt have depression, but my boo-hoos lifted and my energy soared in my second trimester during both pregnancies.
Good luck and know this too shall pass, I am pretty sure.
01-11-2005, 02:22 AM
It really did get better around 20 weeks, at least enough to where everyone loved me again. And myself to.
01-11-2005, 03:01 PM
yes lately ive been an emotional roller coaster.....im 15 weeks and one day im as happy as can be and the next im crying over something stupid. Today i cried and cried at work and then at home because of my bladder. Its been feeling worse lately and its just getting to me this whole ic thing. I hate it. Most days im positive about it but some days get the best of me and being preg. doesnt help with emotions thats for sure. I to take it out on my son and husband and i hate that. I see me spending less time with my son and snapping at my husband for no reason. They are both wonderful guys but its not fair to them but I dont feel i have any control over it. So i can relate your not alone. take care love hopeful
01-22-2005, 01:49 AM
I am newly pregnant. Almost 6 weeks. Been depressed as well. Hoping it will lift as I get farther along. I know the nausea and constant peeing isn't helping......
01-22-2005, 01:58 AM
Though I did post that this is a "normal" side effect for many of us, I know now it is extremely profound for others.
Please discuss the depression with your Dr. right away, it is really vital he/she is aware of your emotional health as well as physical.
I also posted yesterday on post-partum depression and, I realize I made two very different assumptions. PLEASE, do call your Dr or talk to him at he next OB check up. I know now that we need not suffer wth epression, but have no advice , while you are pregnant. Feel better, and we will talk you through the rough spots also. I do hope this lifts on its own. :kissing:
02-06-2005, 05:48 PM
Thank you to all for your words of encouragement and understanding. I discussed this with my doctor who felt that my level of depression and anxiety is normal. I am now 23 weeks and am feeling much happier. I am now really excited about the baby coming and am easier to be around. The last two weeks were very difficult I felt like I had a black cloud over my head but all of the sudden since Wens. I have been feeling soooo much better. I just hope it lasts.
Thanks again! :angel:
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