What should I do?

(3 Posts)
legfaced Mon 13-Jun-16 17:05:36

I'm 31+2 and due to finish work at 36 weeks. I've had over a month off with AN depression from 16 weeks.

I'm really struggling again. My doctor has said he'll happily sign me off for the remainder of my working time but I feel like I should try and get through this last little bit. But I also want to be off. I'm so torn and wound up about this that its making my depression worse!

Would you take the Drs note and go?

KatyN Tue 14-Jun-16 07:33:12

Yep. You aren't normally pregnant and so normally work is doable. If you are struggling now definitely take all the support they are offering.
I had huge amounts of my pregnancy off work, hg and then depression I've now got a 6 month old and able to think about work again.
Hope you feel better soon. Kx

pearl7654 Thu 23-Jun-16 11:21:27

Hi legfaced,
I can easily relate to your feelings because I had also gone through the same situation. I was not able to concentrate on anything and I felt extreme irritability. I used to get angry with my in-laws and had gained weight too. Later as per the advice of my doctor, I had attended antenatal education classes in the new mummy company in Toronto. Try to manage your stress and deviate your thoughts in a healthy way. Get engaged in yoga or meditation, attend the relaxation program and follow a healthy diet plan. These are some of the tips to get rid of antenatal depression. All the best.

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