Reply to Have Anti natal Depression will it develop into Postnatal Depression

Posted By Anonymous on Jan 11, 2017

The last few months have been very hard I am pregnant with my first baby and have been very depressed. My Doctor assures me it will probably go away when the baby is born, I keep worrying that I will end up with Postnatal Depression. I really need some encouragement is there anyone out there who can help?

Posted By Lisa on Jan 13, 2017

I had anti natal depression myself but was really lucky I didnt get Post natal depression. I just tried to stay positive and made sure I had lots of people lined up to give me support when the baby was born. I did tell the health professionals and they really looked out for me. I found it hard to admit to people that I was feeling down as it is meant to be the happiest time, I dont think it is talked about enough.

Posted By Sarah H on Feb 03, 2017

Hi Lisa Your message really jumped out on me. I suppose in order to answer your query I have to tell you my story. I had a miscarriage in October 2014 and afterwards suffered with anxiety and depression. I quickly got pregnant again and had a little girl. As luck would have it she was born on the date I lost my little boy. All through the pregnancy I felt low and anxious and it progressed as the pregnancy went on. After my girl was born I thought I was fine but 3 months after she was born I fell apart. All the anxiety and depression I thought I could cope with got the better of me. I'm not telling you this to scare you but to let you know that for me it did not go away. I'm am now seeing a counsellor and taking a low dose of an antidepressant. It really has helped. Your GP is wrong to give you false hope that this will go away. Instead he/ she should be offering you support and linking you in with people who can help you. You and baby deserve that you are happy. If you want to talk don't hesitate to message me.