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Well i have had ppd with both my children. With my first it wasn't terrible but with my second it was just AWFUL!!! I had yucky thoughts. I worried about everything. And now i am 32 weeks pregnant with #3 and i am feeling horrible. Worry, racing thoughts. I feel like all i can think of is bad things. My ex is trying to get custody of my girls, which he has tried before and didn't win. Everytime i look at the news someone is killing someone and it just seems like there is only bad in this world. When i am feeling ok i wonder why and then i start to worry about everything. I am worried that i won't be a good mom to the new baby. I am taking zoloft which i started 3 months ago but instead of feeling any better i seem to be feeling worse as the days go on. I am so sad and i finally told my fear to my mother who is 110% supportive of me, but i am hesitant to tell dp. I get so frusterated with him. I know he would be supportive but i don't want to be a burden on mhim. My social network is my children and dp. I don't have a liscense and i just feel overly alone. I know that plays a big part in it too.<br>
Has anyone had experience with prenatal depp??? I would love to hear your experiences and maybe how you coped. This is me reaching out and iit took alot for me to do this. I hope i can find help with you mammas.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Sorry to hear you are struggling so much right now. One of my first thoughts was, have you talked with your doctor about the fact that you are feeling worse, not better? Maybe your dosage needs to be adjusted.<br><br>
On the other hand, there are lots of other things to look at. You're 32 wks PG and perhaps you're feeling big and tired. If so, I can relate (I'm 35 wks). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Any chance to get out walking in the sunshine 20 minutes a day? That can act as an anti-depressant and mood lifter. How's your diet? Are you eating nutritiously enough throughout the day? Protein foods give long, sustained energy and help with a balanced mood. Cutting down on sugar and caffeine may help too.<br><br>
It sounds like you feel very socially isolated. I'm glad you were able to confide a little in your mother. Any chance you can get out to a movie with her or something? Just something to give you a break, get out of your usual routine. Is there a children's playgroup or mother's circle in your community to tap into? A community centre or library to get out to, once a week?<br><br>
I've dealt with depression and anxiety over most of my life, and it worsened with pregnancy and postpartum. Honestly, what helped me most of my life was exercise, getting enough sleep, good nutrition and supplements, social stimulation, cognitive retraining, counselling, journalling....but what helped me this pregnancy was finding the right medication and taking a low dose. It has helped like nothing else.<br><br>
Keep us posted and I hope you find something that works for you.
 

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I can relate with you. Preggers with #4, feeling pretty yucky, can't talk to dp, etc., etc., etc., I would say though, if the zoloft isn't working, do something else or go back to dr.<br><br>
Right now I'm trying to figure out something for myself, so I'm taking extra fish oil and vit. B, using Rescue Remedy, and I also bought Truehope pills. I think the Truehope works, but I only took it for about a week and then for some reason stopped. So I'll start that up again.<br><br>
Anyways, there's more info at <a href="http://www.truehope.com" target="_blank">www.truehope.com</a><br><br>
Good luck to you, it can be so tough.<br><br>
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Read this post...<br><br><br>
I started this fish oil...(no burps and enteric coated) and My anxiety has almost disappeared! Also you can take it with meds with no worry too!!<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=9961251&postcount=6" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...51&postcount=6</a>
 

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Thanks.....Andrea the truehope is safe for pregnancy??? I will have to look into that. Herbgirl, I have been taking lots of omega-3, i started that a couple of weeks ago o i guess i'll have to wait and see.
 

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and the depression has kicked in recently. Last time I was depressed the whole time I was pregnant. This time I was doing so well, I was so happy. But I would say in the last 5 weeks, the depression has returned. A lot of it for me is the time of year. Short days. Not too much sunlight. It's really cold. I walk everywhere and there is at least 3 feet of snow on the ground right now. My 4 year old whines and complains every time I want to go out. Being this pregnant and getting myself dressed to go out plus getting him dressed is tough. But I find that I need to get out everyday. The days that I don't go out, I feel terrible. I think bad thoughts too. Like, "Will I be a good mother", "Am I a good mother now", "Can I handle another child", etc. And that kind of stuff doesn't get me too excited for the birth. So I can't really offer much, just that I am there too.<br><br>
-Lauren
 

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I reccomend the fish oil, high quality prenatal with lots of b vitamins. (SuperNutrition PreNatal Blend- 6 a day) and you can also try this....<br><br>
It says it is safe for pregnancy, and helps depression during pregnancy and breastfeeding..<br><br><br><a href="http://www.nativeremedies.com/products/mood-tonic-natural-mood-enhancers.html" target="_blank">http://www.nativeremedies.com/produc...enhancers.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nativeremedies.com/products/nerve-tonic-nervous-breakdown-info.html" target="_blank">http://www.nativeremedies.com/produc...down-info.html</a>
 

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I have suffered from pre-natal depression, with both pregnancies. Beginning early on, around 12 weeks, straight through until birth.<br><br>
No PPD with my first child, but in the past few weeks especially (I'm 6 months pp) I'm feeling the depression creep back in. Not sure if it's PPD or my bi-polar kicking back in just yet, but I know it's coming.<br><br>
So yes, pre-natal depression can most definitely happen. I've been writing a lot of letters lately for this to be more studied, documented, and written about. Everyone has heard of PPD, not too many know anything about pre-natal depression.
 
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