Hi Mamas, I read some old threads about this issue that helped, but I would love some up-to-date advice and support.
This is pregnancy #2. I have a toddler. Dealt with depression last pregnancy, but was able to manage and didn't have a toddler in the mix. I was considering putting my children up for adoption today, just to give you a sense of how helpless, incapable, exhausted I feel at times.
I have never done meds and honestly haven't done a lot of herbs for depression either. Whenever I ask an herbalist for what to take during pregnancy I get something like this: work on lifestyle, cause strong herbs are not recommended in pregnancy or nursing.
But I am really drowning here. A lot is complicated by a husband with multiple mental health issues (bipolar, adhd, traumatic head injury to name a few), who is in thick denial and unwilling to address his issues. divorce is definitely on the table. In the meantime I am feeling depressed and overwhelmed.
I have childcare 3 hours a day almost 5 days a week, yet I still feel incapable of providing the stability and nurturance my daughter needs.
Please share suggestions and stories.