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Hey everyone I'm Emily I'm born in UK, England but I live in New York City USA since Feb 2016(sorry I know this is in the UK but I need a mum/pregnancy website to talk to people with). I'm 23 years old(will be 24 in May 2017). I am currently pregnant I am 11 weeks I will be 12 weeks on 26th October. This is my 2nd pregnancy but my 1st pregnancy didn't go so well as I had a miscarriage and was very emotional and felt like it was my fault for weeks on end. But now I feel like I'm ready to be a mum again. Can anyone help me with some advice? Over the last week I have been feeling down and depressed and I cant stop eating heavily, I feel so unsociable and cant stop being so sad and sometimes I even cry. I have been so good with my diet, I've been eating smoothies, salads, fruits&veg etc. and now I've just gone on a depressed sad feeling and cant stop eating junk food. I didn't have this with my first pregnancy I was happy all the time some people even told me am I actually pregnant because I was that happy but this pregnancy has made me feel so low. Has/Is anyone else been/being like this and how can I help myself to stop feeling this way?? Because I hate feeling this way. Thanks
Hi, sorry to hear you are finding it so tough at the moment. Pregnancy is a real rollercoaster of emotions at the best of times, but it will be extra hard given you have had a miscarriage. I had two miscarriages before I have now had two successful pregnancies, and I am now the proud (if exhausted) mum to 2 daughters. However I found both of these pregnancies very stressful as I didn't let myself get excited in case I miscarried again. But the miscarriage was NOT your fault. Sometimes they just happen. Is there anyone you can talk to in person? Either a family member, friend or doctor? Try to find time for yourself to do something you enjoy - whether that's reading, going out, watching a film, whatever - do something for YOU. And try to do some gentle exercise as the endorphins really will make you feel a bit better. Let me know if I can help more. Good luck x
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