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Berri81 Sat 30-Apr-16 17:18:31

Hi! If anyone can post positive outcomes of their antenatal depression here without resorting to medication? Any mamas out there whose AND lifted when the baby came out? And did not develop into PND.
I am currently 27weeks and suffering from AND right now. It started on my 12th week. Its as if someone has flipped a switch and the anxiety attacks started along with unexplained sadness that i cry ( i have no major problems. Family is great, 3rd pregnancy, no problems at all yet i feel so sad and heavy emotionally), loss of interest in things i used to like, feel numb like when i look at my children i dont feel anything. I have no history of depression. First 2 pregnancies were great. First time to feel this.
I am feeling better though. Less crying spells, able to function more, laughing more, sadness not so intense as when it first started. Is this hormonal? GP monitors me and says its hormonal and that it will go away by itself and in my case i do not meds. I am not suicidal.
Anyone please post your POSITIVE AND experience WITHOUT meds and no PND.

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 01-May-16 15:43:53

Hi Berri81 - we're going to move this over to our Antenatal/postnatal depression topic so you can get more responses.

Tenpastlate Sun 01-May-16 15:49:29

Hi Berri, sorry to hear you're suffering from AND, it's crushing, isn't it?
In my case I had it when pg with DC2. When I gave birth (emcs) I felt elated (hormones?) and from that moment on I felt like a new person; all the feelings of despair and numbness and overwhelming anxiety disappeared, and I didn't have a hint of PND (unlike after DC1 was born).
So it is possible, and I hope you have a similar experience flowers

Berri81 Sun 01-May-16 19:30:46

Thank you BeccaMumsnet and Tenpastlate. Appreciate the feedback. Hoping for more positive experiences here.

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