Depression or just hormones?
MirelaMaria · 19/11/2017 18:13
Hello, I am pregnant with my second baby now and after my first pregnancy i made really bad postnatal depression, to the point that i got sectioned. I have been fine up to now, but i slowly feel like i am loosing my mind again, but because i am not constantly sad I don't know if it's just because of the hormones. I can't sleep, I can't go out of the house, I feel that everyone hates me and that I have nobody, i quit my job, i threw my phone away so i don't have contact with anyone and I am scared of how this will affect my baby. I know i shouldn't have got pregnant again if i have problems, but i was fine before i got pregnant again and i thought it won't happen again. I don't want to call my therapist cause i am scared he will judge me if i call for help again and i don't want to go on medication while I am pregnant. Do you ladies have any advice on how to cope at home with depression during pregnancy if that's what it is,?! xxx
ProseccoMamam · 19/11/2017 18:32
You need to see a doctor. Considering your previous mental illness it’s likely that it could come back due to the change in circumstances and hormones. Your doctor will not judge you and neither will your friends and family. Getting help will be a massive step forward and will help you gain control of your life properly. Your doctor will not give you any medication that will purposely harm your baby, and they will work with you to make sure whichever treatment they give you is best for you and your child. Please do call your therapist and tell them how you are feeling. I wish you well OP x
MirelaMaria · 19/11/2017 19:09
i guess you are right, the sooner i get this sorted the better. I told my husband and he is very supportive. I have no family here and my husband's family was telling him to leave me last time i got sick. They told him ''it's not worth staying with someone with mental health issues, you can't put yourself through that''.
ProseccoMamam · 20/11/2017 22:53
OP I am sorry to hear about your husbands family. They don't sound supportive of your relationship at all. Can you try to find some sort of parenting/baby group? Getting out more and making new friends would be very beneficial for you along with a visit to your therapist for help. I hope all goes well and you can get the help you need
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