I reckon I have antenatal depression. My biggest worry (after shouting at my son) during my pregnancy is i have let standards slip in my freelance work - some has come out good, some not so good. I have said 'au revoir' to my clients as i'm due in about 5 weeks. I am thinking 'i hope they guess I've got antenatal depression' as it actually contains the problem - it's better, not worse to have the label.
but they probably haven't. don't have the guts to tell them.
but just seeing this helps. i've got antenatal depression. it's a thing. and after the baby i won't have it, or at least i'll be able to treat it.
Brilliant! Thank you. There is nothing to be ashamed or hide away from if you have depression or anxiety at any time in your life but the pressures of pregnancy and the idea it is the happiest time of your life are inaccurate.
Lovely to see people beginning to talk more openly about mental health