We Need To Talk More About Depression During Pregnancy | HuffPo. I suffered from antenatal depression for 2/3 pregnancies. During my first pregnancy, I didn't know there was such a thing - everyone talks about PPD but no one told me pregnancy hormones could also cause depression and anxiety, and when I tried to tell my OB about my negative emotions, she brushed it off as new-mom jitters.
For those of you that are IGNORANT to the dark side of pregnancy (which DOES exist), try googling "Antenatal depression" and EDUCATE yourself before you add IRRELEVANT opinions to my life, my feelings, and my situation. Thank you.
Antenatal depression pensive womanFor some pregnant women, far from feeling the joyous anticipation of expecting a baby, the state of pregnancy itself can conjure up negative feelings. This can lead to confusion and sadness that the expected emotions in pregnancy are absent. We read and hear a lot about postnatal depression, which occurs after the birth of a baby, but little is known or documented about depression during pregnancy.
A bill of rights for moms with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, antenatal depression and all other illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. http://www.postpartumprogress.com/six-things-a-mothers-postpartum-depression-bill-of-rights
Pregnancy is generally seen as a time of cheerfulness, fulfilment and joy. Perhaps because of this, depression in pregnancy can be difficult both for women and the people around them to accept and recognise. If you think that you may be depressed or you are experiencing a dramatic change of emotions during pregnancy, it is important that you talk either to your midwife or GP, so that they can help you.