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is there any way they could induce you because of depression

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juju283 Wed 05-Feb-14 14:28:54

I have been very depressed my whole pregnancy and it is just getting worse and worse. I really want this baby but its got to point where I'm really not looking after myself and eating, sleeping etc. wondering if there was any way they would consider inducing me early. I'm currently 37 weeks 5 days so pretty much full term. I just thought it may be better for it to come two weeks early rather than me not look afterit while it .is iside me for another 2 to 4 weeks. Does anyone have any experience of this happening?

bunnysmummy Wed 05-Feb-14 15:46:47

Hi Juju,
I don't have any direct experience but didn't want to read and not reply as you are feeling so low. Do you have a history of depression or is this something you feel have been brought on by the pregnancy?
I think the best thing to do is call your midwife or gp and get an appointment asap. Have you mentioned it to them before? is there anyone in RL you can talk to for help or to go with you. This is not unusual so please get on the phone to them today

PenguinsDontEatKale Wed 05-Feb-14 15:50:36

You need to talk to your midwife and then consultant OP. Although 37 weeks is considered term, that is for babies who come on their own. Early induction is a delicate medical decision as, at a physical level, the baby is almost certainly better off inside. it is just that this may be outweighed by mental health concerns.

Hope you get the support you need.

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