Here here. I have axiety issues about labor driving some of the depression - so i'm not dealing with cronic depression, just periodic blues and/or anxiety. Talking about it really helps, and i usually do so to no one particular at my blog, though tues. at my midwives, they had another suggestion:
To quote from my blog:
So then i went off to the Midwives:
"Hi, thanks for both meeting me today. i am ready just to be knocked unconscious and wake up with doug holding the kid. i am very anxious about labor and this very painful scar that is many magnitudes worse than what i had with kid 2"
"Are you anxious about this all the time?"
"Yes." (break down in tears)
"Here, go see this guy. he can give you medication."
[in a nutshell.]
There was about 20 more minutes of conversation sprinkled into the above - they heard my concerns and addressed them adequately - but ultimately it came down to what i wrote above.
I'm more than willing to go see the guy. I know i have anxiety issues, hence the meeting with both midwives at the same time. I intended to call him to make an apt when i got home, but hunger and kids, vomiting and fatigue ended up taking higher precedence (vomiting largely due to nasal congestion issue - though i'm sure the stress isn't helping).
Also out of the conversation, i'm pretty resolved just to hunker down in my bathroom at home to have the kid - hey, esp. if 'the guy' can give me good things to take to control anxiety and minimize pain! I'm there man! The midwives were not a big fan of the cannabis option mentioned in a pregnant women's herbal book i have in my library for some reason, they preferred (finger quoted) 'more reliable' medications that 'this guy' would be able to safely hook me up with.
---ah, pregnancy. I am really really happy for the 'glowing pregnant women' out there, but frankly, i'm wondering if it is a myth....