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post #21 of 28
I also am really really struggling.
post #22 of 28
mine depressing is coming and going in strong waves.

today I was contacted by a doula in another area (I have been trying to find one here) and she said "instead of a doula why don't you just have a close friend come to support you for the birth" and I had to admit "well, I don't have any friends here"

I am really scared about PP. I feel like my DH is 110% clueless how hard this is and I feel totally on my own- because I am. I have no idea how we are going to do this without family help.. just the idea of holding a baby is terrifying to me.
post #23 of 28
anyone still around this thread?

Im having a rough time as my DD approaches. I am scared and feeling isolated and very alone. I am dreading christmas to the point of tears (not kidding) and some days I want nothing more then to just go lay in the middle of the road .. I am terribly terribly down on myself.

Is there anything I can take OTC which is BF friendly to help combat this before I deliver? Im not sure I can survive PP without some sort of help.
post #24 of 28
I'm checking in, because I'm on the way down. I'm so sorry you're going through this, ithappened.
I'll be back with ideas tomorrow, can't type tonight.
post #25 of 28
When doing a research paper earlier this semester, I ran across a statement that depression actually peaks at 32 weeks of pregnancy, NOT postpartum (by which they meant in general, not in a given individual).

((())) I hope you're feeling better soon. There are antidepressants that are used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
post #26 of 28
OK. Off the top of my head, there's the nutritional protocol (floating in a sticky round the top of the forum.)
Various essential oils can help- jasmine, in particular, is helping me.

BUT, if you're on more than one crying jag a day for a week, in my book that's time to see a doctor. If you find yourself thinking that the only reason you can't kill yourself is because it wouldn't be fair to kill the baby before it's born, that really IS time for change.

I'm on day 1 of prodromal labour and bizarrely, my mood is much better now.
post #27 of 28
Hugs to you and all who have struggled or are struggling.

I am struggling right now too. Time to go back to a pdoc and have my meds adjusted.
post #28 of 28
Think I'm going to join this thread. I am going to try to really up my nutrition and see if that helps. There is just SO much going on right now, I feel like shutting down and going into hiding. I feel like maybe a lot of my overwhelmed feeling is just the craziness of my life at the moment. Once we get past the next 2 or 3 weeks, I am hoping to not feel quite so... not sure what the word is.
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