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.
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.
Pregnant and terrified: It's maternity's biggest taboo, but antenatal depression is very real
Pin this if you are a new mom or are pregnant - so you are aware of the signs of postpartum depression. Every woman faces adjustments when she becomes a mother, but for 10 to 20 percent of women, the emotional and psychological changes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth are more than they can handle alone.
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.