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Depression- Before, During and After Pregnancy

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Polyana posted this 24 February 2020

Depression is a topic that a lot of women do not like to discuss, as they are afraid of being labeled or seen as unfit. On the other hand, a lot of us have depression symptoms, but do not know how to identify what they are. Did anyone suffer with depression before, during or after your pregnancy? How are you coping with how you feel? Have you talked to anyone about it? A friend and I often confide in one another on this topic. We need to support one another through these feelings, because a lot of men do not understand what our bodies go through during pregnancy and definitely with our post baby bodies-- and they can be very insensitive to how we feel.

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Madison posted this 24 February 2020

I had major depression post partum and even struggle with symptoms 16 months after giving birth. It's really hard to talk about how I'm feeling with people because as a SAHM I feel like I have to be strong and shouldn't have anything to "complain" about even though that's not what talking about it is. It helped me to go to therapy for a while, but honestly medication has been the best remedy for me. I know it's not right for everyone but it's definitely worth a try if your depression has been getting in the way of being a mother. You don't have to be on medication forever, just as long as needed. 

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Polyana posted this 25 February 2020

I definitely understand! I was a SAHM working a FT job and of course people think because you are home that you have all of the time in the world to do everything, including my husband. But this is definitely not the case. Being a SAHM is a Full Time job within itself, and God forbid working on top of that, it is not easy at all!! I say put yourself first and take care of you, so that we are able to be there for our babies. Joining the gym or taking the baby for a walk outside is always a good break to clear your mind. We go to the library too for story time in order to break the monotony of being home all day.


Sending hugs your way-- we will get  through this!!

I had major depression post partum and even struggle with symptoms 16 months after giving birth. It's really hard to talk about how I'm feeling with people because as a SAHM I feel like I have to be strong and shouldn't have anything to "complain" about even though that's not what talking about it is. It helped me to go to therapy for a while, but honestly medication has been the best remedy for me. I know it's not right for everyone but it's definitely worth a try if your depression has been getting in the way of being a mother. You don't have to be on medication forever, just as long as needed. 

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