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I was on st. johns wart before I found out I was pregnant, but since there isnt enough conclusive evidence that it doesnt harm the fetus my doctor put me on a herbal called Moodsync...it doesnt seem to be helping at all...Im raising my 6 yr old and my boyfriend of 1.5yrs (the father of my new baby) and I are fighting all the time about my moods and short fuse temper..etc..Im so overly sensitive and emotional that I dont know what to do...it wasnt this way with my first child at all. I'm pushing him away by all this tension and emotional outbursts that I am in great need of trying to find somethign that works. I'd love to begin taking the stjohns again but fear the unknowing results of it on the fetus...any suggestions? Im havign a break down and Im in desperate need of some help. Thank you for listening...sincerly ~ Amy
 

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I cannot give you advice on medicine, but I can say that I sympathize with your situation. The beginning of this pregnancy was very hard on me, and DH and I had a tough time. In a very weird way, things only got much easier when I was obviously "showing"...until then, it was hard to communicate about how tumultuous it all was for me.<br><br>
Good luck deciding on what is best, medicine-wise. It's so hard making decisions for yourself AND for baby at once.<br><br>
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HUGS! First of all, I was the same way early on, and I've totally gotten much better.<br><br>
Cod Liver Oil is what my midwife put me on, and it realllllly helped.<br><br>
Yoga and meditation helped me a ton as well.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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I don't know much about herbal meds but if it makes you feel any better - I really think raging hormones are awful during the first part of pregnancy. Actually, pregnancy hormones can "make us" crazy, weird, emotional, unlike ourselves throughout pregnancy and beyond...<br>
It's so stressful being pregnant and if it's not planned ( as my pregnancy is sooo unplanned and the timing is awful) it makes the situation so much more difficult. My DH is stressed out like crazy with a new job and living in a new state and lets just say it's really hard. Heck, we haven't even sat down and talked about it yet - how awful is that!<br>
But, I really think you just have to try to relax and keep going and give guys a little room - they do "work" differently from us ( they're brains are wired differently).<br>
And I totally agree (and hope your right) with one of the above posters that once you're showing things get easier - for whatever reason.<br>
Hang in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thank you so much for your support...I go to a Naturopathic doctor and I am taking a B6complex and prenatal as well, I think I will talk to my doctor about the cod liver oil as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This forum sure makes me feel better I greatly appriciate it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ~ Amy (hugs)
 

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Cod Liver Oil is what my midwife put me on, and it realllllly helped.<br><br>
Yoga and meditation helped me a ton as well.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"></div>
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Thanks so much! As I said below I thank you all who are here to be supportive it sure helps me a ton! I go to a naturopathic doctor and Im currently taking a B6-complex and prenatal...I will for sure be asking him about the Cod liver oil as well and have just recently inrolled in Yoga starting next week. Muagh! Thank you lady! ~ Amy (hugs)
 

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my wife, now 30 weeks pregnant, had severe depression during her 1st trimester. she went to a homeopath- and it helped tremendously.<br>
good luck and remember that you'll need to watch out for post partum depression since it is more prevelant in women who've experienced depression before or while pregnant.<br><br>
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I read that in parts of Africa, it is said the way a man learns that his wife is pregnant is when she is angry all the time! Seemed to be true for me in early preg. It DOES even out as preg. goes on... don't worry/ Is it your first?<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I read that in parts of Africa, it is said the way a man learns that his wife is pregnant is when she is angry all the time! Seemed to be true for me in early preg. It DOES even out as preg. goes on... don't worry/ Is it your first?<br><br>
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Actually this is my second child. My son is 6, but my pregnancy with him seemed wonderful I can only remember breaking down very few times...but again I was married and currently my situation is much different...the father and I have been together for 1.5 yrs and although we talk alot of marriage, because of the struggles and differences we've had we se no reason to rush into it especially since we've both been married and divorced once. He just doesnt seem to understnad why im so emotional and instead of being there for me and helping me through it he is going the other direction...although I feel to blame for I loose my temper with him often the past 2 mths.
 
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