Baby blues, PPD, or just due to being pregnant? Help?(Long/Vent, sorry) — The Bump
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Baby blues, PPD, or just due to being pregnant? Help?(Long/Vent, sorry)

Okay so I am 26 weeks pregnant, due November 30th, with my first child. My husband had three children when we got together. They are 5, almost 4(on September 11), and just turned 2. 

I have gone from being a single 19 year old, to being a married 20 year old with three kids(1 in his terrible 2's, one who is being evaluated for Autism, and 1 who listens to everything her birth mom tells her and has decided that she can be Miss Attitude and doesn't have to listen to me at all). That has been a lot to deal with on it's own, on top of me have 3 different heart problems and have RA(Rheumatoid Arthritis). We didn't think I was going to be able to get pregnant, but apparently so! LOL! 

  Between my OB/GYN, WIC, and the ladies with Family Services, and Early Head Start I have been given a lot of prenatal information and get visits at my home with a lot of different people to help me through pregnancy and after baby is born. I have been reading a lot about the Baby Blues and the PPD. I have experienced depression when I was a teenager and they did say that I might be more acceptable to PPD because of that.  With the info I have read everything I feel is what they have about PPD, but I haven't had the baby yet. Is it possible to experience PPD before you give birth? TIA, sorry it's so long.

Re: Baby blues, PPD, or just due to being pregnant? Help?(Long/Vent, sorry)

  • Depression can strike any time - pregnant or not. Discuss your feelings with your doc. You seem to have so much going on in your life, I can see why you would feel overwhelmed.
  • I'm so sorry you have so much on your plate, but am VERY glad to hear that you are well informed and are in tune with your emotions and concerned about PPD.  As PP said, depression can happen at any time, pregnant or not.  I believe that when depression happens as a result of pregnancy before birth it's called ante-depression.  I felt overwhelmed and a little depressed for a couple weeks while I was pregnant and asked my OB if that was normal, and she said as long as it doesn't last 3 or more weeks and that I bounce back to my normal self then that is normal.  Definitely talk to your OB and even with WIC to see what they think.  I, too, had depression before and currently have PPD.  There are certain antidepressants that are approved while pregnant, so definitely talk to your Drs. about how you are feeling!
    ***PgAL & PAL Welcome***


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  • Thank ya'll for listening to me complain. LOL. Mine has lasted a lot longer than 3 weeks. I find that I lose my temper, get aggravated very easily. I got upset this morning and hit my head on the wall. Then started balling cause I felt so stupid for doing that and didn't really understand why I did it. I know that it is hard for my DH, he gets upset thinking that he made me upset or mad. 
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