In addition - Low blood sugar, dehydration, and lack of sleep (with five kids and one on the way - I'm sure you always get pleanty of rest - NOT!) can result in depression. So make sure you drink pleanty of water and fresh fruit juices, make sure you're having healthy snacks, try to get pleanty of sleep as best you can, exercise, try to take a renewing soak in the tub if and when you can. Be gentle with yourself.
If none of that helps I highly recommend reading "A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health". I cannot recommend it enough!
Hope you feel better soon mama!!!
I've been reading a wonderful book that a lot of people talk about on here. I keep thinking how this book would've been a great guide for me during my other pregnancies, when I was very depressed. It complements our journeys through pregnancy, and also has a lot of ideas of healing things that can drive depression. It's called _Painless Childbirth_ by Guiditta Tornetta. What a gem of a book!!!!
I was going to recommend therapy, but it sounds like you've got that covered. Therapy, fish oil, and soul searching were the things that got me thru my depression and also helped me deal with the heavy financial strain my family is under.
Hold on and know that things will get better!!!!!!
Blessings to you!!!!
Blessed WAH wife and mama to my happy brood Dd1(7/01) Dd2(10/02) Ds (6/09) CDing & ECing works! No Circ, Make it yourself or buy something Handmade!
Talking does help, admitting it can be so hard! But some people say things to make it worse for me. Like today i told a friend how i felt afraid of going crazy and then my kids wouldn't have someone to care for them. She told me that maybe i should set up help so that i could go check myself in somewhere. Just not supportive and telling me everything is alright and i'm not going to go crazy. My midwife today told me she wants me to try meds out because my situation is fu#$ed and anyone in my position would be feeling the same way. I really want to stay away from meds and just get through this pregnancy in one piece and then have the ability to stay nutritionally and physically healthy enough to be able to cope with my life. Anyone that can tell me i will get through this and offer their support is where i feel better. So i worry about telling people in the event they will trigger something worse for me! I got in tomorrow with a hypnotherapist and i truly help that might help.
My midwife today told me she wants me to try meds out because my situation is fu#$ed and anyone in my position would be feeling the same way. I really want to stay away from meds and just get through this pregnancy in one piece and then have the ability to stay nutritionally and physically healthy enough to be able to cope with my life.
mama to callum (april 8,07) and everett (sept 24,09) - blessed to be married to my life's love since '98.
I wanted to add that the midwife assistant recommended Blue Vervain for the depression.