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How to avoid pregnancy blues

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Decemberbaby2014 Tue 19-Aug-14 12:26:48

Hi all,
I'm 23 weeks pregnant and over the last couple of weeks I've been feeling down in the dumps for no reason (usually turns into tears). Is there any way I could avoid feeling like this? Is this just hormones?

redexpat Tue 19-Aug-14 13:46:41

Are you eating, sleeping and exercising?

I felt quite low during first pg, saw the dr for 25 wk check, and she recommended that I double my iron tablets (we all take them here as a precaution) and that made me feel MUCH better.

Have you got a check with a dr or MW coming up?

Gen35 Tue 19-Aug-14 14:11:46

I do remember a few downs around this point that were hormone related, can you do something simple to see if it bumps you into a better mood like a spa treatment (pedicure in my case), a spot of baby/maternity related shopping or call in sick at work for a day if you're not feeling good mentally and rest/watch tv for a day/few days? Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to do nice things. It has been going on a while though so perhaps it is worth talking to your mw?

Decemberbaby2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 14:28:47

Well im definately going to mention it to the midwife this week. thanks for the advice!! smile

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