Antenatal depression and aniexty

(11 Posts)
Pixieza Thu 19-Mar-15 11:26:08

I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant. I suffered from depression and anxiety in the past but have been fine up until now. Since last week I have felt totally anxious about being pregnant. I can't even look at a baby or when the baby kicks I try to ignore it. I'm so scared I won't like being a mum or the baby. Everyone is so excited and I feel like hiding. I have spoke to my Gp and midwife and they said to see how I get on and if Im still struggling to go back on antidepressants, but I don't want to cos of the risks to the baby. I feel so scared. Does any one else feel like this? I feel so sorry for my baby

5YearsTime Thu 19-Mar-15 15:35:18

I haven't suffered from depression but i have had a complicated pregnancy and I didn't want your post to go unanswered. Pregnancy is terrifying, exciting and exhausting and o hope someone can offer you some advice.

Bumping for you.

Pixieza Thu 19-Mar-15 15:50:17

Thank u

Mumblepot26 Thu 19-Mar-15 20:04:51

Bumping for you x

Pixieza Thu 19-Mar-15 20:51:14

Thank u xx

jillyjollyjojo Sat 21-Mar-15 03:24:09

Hey. I am also 22 weeks. Came off ADs when found out was pregnant. Currently considering whether I need to go back on them. To be honest have thought about it at various points in pregnancy, but left it a week and then felt okay again. A lot of it is around issues in my relationship ie. if its good then I feel okay but if my DS has probs at school or I have probs in relationship i go downhill fast.

I am starting to get irrational thoughts so think Monday is finally time to phone the perinatal mental health team. Do you have this in your area? If so I would just phone. I am hoping maybe some counselling may help rather than going back on ADs

Good luck and don't suffer alone X

Pixieza Sat 21-Mar-15 14:30:16

Hi thanks for replying. As far as I know (no has suggested it to me) there is no perinatal in my area. I rang the Drs again and decided with her that counselling would be good as I don't want to mask the probs with meds, I want to be able to manage my anxiety for life. I'm taking rescue remedy as of today which I doubt will help but willing to try, I also am having accupunture on Tuesday. I will let u know if that helps.

jillyjollyjojo Sat 21-Mar-15 17:56:24

I just had a reflexology today grin Had a bad night last night with anxiety but daylight always makes things that bit better. I need to get some rescue remedy too - every little helps! I'm interested in acupuncture too. I can't really afford these alternative treatments but decided I will start flogging a load of things I don't need on ebay to put towards it as good mental health is more important than money. Will be interested to hear how you get on.

Pixieza Sat 21-Mar-15 18:12:46

Ok will defo let u know! Would be nice to just be normal and not have to deal with crap!

Timetofight123 Tue 05-May-15 11:06:47

Hello I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice I am 16 weeks pregnant and I have been having really strong suicidal thoughts due to my anxiety and depression and insomnia I have admitted myself into hospital so that I can get the best possible help to fight this because the last thing I want is for social services to take my baby . At the time when I was at my lowest I didn't feel any connection to the baby which sounds awful I know and I thought the baby would be better off without me .. I didn't harm myself because o knew that would harm my baby so I have seeked help .. My doctor has said because I was suicidal they have to inform social services as a procedure I am so scared that they will take my baby off me
Thank you x

Pixieza Tue 05-May-15 13:59:30

Hey Hun. I don't feel any connection yet with my baby either and thats totally normal!! Loads of people feel like that and your aniexty is probably making those feelings more stronger. Social services won't take your baby off you.. If they took babies away from people with mental illnesses then half the people in the world would have no children!! I'm currently having cbt counselling. I'm feeling better than I did when I posted this thread. I spoke to my midwife a lot as she has spoken to thousands of woman who go through this and I found that it really helped. U will probably find that as your hormones level out a bit u will feel a bit better. The fact that u haven't self harmed cos u don't wanna harm the baby shows u already care for this baby. I'm sorry I can't help you any more but just know that u r not alone and lots of people have gone through this!

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