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View Full Version : Pregnancy and Depression

09-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Have any of you ever dealt with depression during pregnancy? I have a scheduled c-section this friday and the closer it gets the more unprepared and depressed I feel about the whole thing. I remember feeling so excited with my other two kids but now I just feel so unready. I've never had postpartum depression before. Hopefully this doesnt' mean I will be suffering with that.

Anyway, just seeing what other people have experienced...

10-04-2008, 12:01 PM
I am having bouts of depression right now cause I feel like I am ignoring my older children. I can't do much with them cause anything that I do raises my blood pressure and forces me to have to lay down. Not to mention after having 3 successful vaginal deliveries i may have to have this baby by c-section if she doesn't go head down and that alone depresses me! My first child was by c-section cause she was breech and I hate c-sections! The recovery is longer and slower paced. I will have 5 children and I don't have time to be slow paced for weeks!

I hope that the delivery was successful for you and that you are happy!

10-05-2008, 06:38 PM
I was horribly depressed when I was pregnant with DS. They put me on Celexa and, crap, I can't remember the name. Something like Valium. I found I felt better the minute I gave birth. I think I'm not really very good at being pregnant. With my oldest I was a little bit down, but then with my youngest it was really hard.

Oh my gosh, I just went up and saw you've already had him! I hope it went wonderfully.

(Isn't it funny how when you only have kids of one gender you kind of assume all babies are that gender? Or maybe that's just me.)