Originally Posted by texmati
s I also wanted to say that prenatal depresision/ anxiety is very real, and not often talked about. My mental state took a serious nose dive in my second trimester. I was a basket case. I had read all about ppd, but never anything about *pre*natal issues. talk to your hcp, they'll be able to help-- and that doesn't always mean medication.
Yes, this. In fact, I realized a few weeks ago that is exactly what is going on with me. I get upset about EVERYTHING. If dp didn't bring me my usual cup of coffee to me in the morning (because he was trying to let me sleep in) it meant that he didn't love me anymore. He didn't call me on his lunch break, something was wrong. Every single thing our other dds did, infuriated me. I would cry for hours every day. I talked to my MW and she prescribed me zoloft. I've only been taking it for a week now and while I still feel those twinges of anger, sadness, etc. I've been able to control it a LOT better.
While my worrying is different than yours (yours seem more health and baby related and mine was more social and relationship related) the effect on your and baby's wellbeing is the same.