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My Experience with Perinatal Depression & Anxiety



All about my personal experience with perinatal depression and anxiety – what my symptoms were, how I got treatment, and how I recovered.

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35 comments

  1. Hi, you are a strong young lady. You went through a lot. I wanted to ask you if you would go for another baby since you know already how it was.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing 🙏 It really helps to know I'm not alone in feeling this way. I didn't even realize this was a thing until I started to experience it a few days ago.

  3. I have no one to talk to about this because no one understands and it’s the most frustrating thing…

  4. I deal with a lot of anxiety and it makes me afraid to get pregnant. I don't want to have a miserable pregnancy and I feel like it'll be inevitable unless I get a handle on it now.

  5. I have a panic disorder and now 19 weeks pregnant with our first. Today I finally reached out for help after weeks of suffering. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I know this video is way old…but I just found out I might be pregnant and I just have a bunch of emotions that are rushing over me. I’m crying every night. I already have bad anxiety to begin with. I don’t feel like I will be connected with the baby at all. The worst part about this is that I’m not even 100% sure if I am positively pregnant either. I’m just so scared. I hate this feeling.

  7. I know this is an older video but thanks so much for sharing. I’ve been feeling the exact same way. This helped me so much. ❤️

  8. Thank you for this video… I was feeling so alone…

  9. Doctors in the US still don't recognize antenatal depression as a condition, it's tragic. I nearly lost my life to it, thank you for sharing your story.

  10. IAM 24weeks pregnant.i undergo lots of tension.i did feel my heart beat rate faster..would it HV laffected my baby..IAM worried thinking about if my baby is safe.please help me I want a safe child..due to this tension I often pass stool…would I get a safe child? Please reply.. please

  11. I was diagnosed with GAD and had three boys. With my last boy, I had antenatal AND post partum depression. It was HORRIBLE. My doctors totally failed me. Your information is spot on.

  12. My therapist of 18 years passed away four days before I found out I was pregnant. I feel like I never got the chance to get back up on my feet and hormones, feelings, anxiety, fear, everything came to me as a tidal wave and flooded me. I am now very close to giving birth and cannot cope with my anxiety and most days I feel quite depressed. Thank you for sharing your story, you were so honest, so direct. This really helps.

  13. Hi…im struggling with depression right now..im 22 weeks pregnant and been on medication since 17 weeks…my worst problem is insomnia.. hows ur baby by the way? I worry so much on taking meds..but its the only thing that helps me to get through. Im worry of hurting my unborn baby.

  14. Thank you for this. My pregnancy wasn’t planned and I had to wean off of my cymbalta and Wellbutrin rather quickly. The withdrawal feels awful even into 20 weeks of weaning off. I have crying spells out of nowhere even though I’m happy with everything overall. It’s hard because I get headaches and anxiety but anything else that can help isn’t good for the baby.

  15. I am relating to this so much. I tell everyone that I’m excited but I’m not… at all. I feel like my body is being stolen from me. I am so tired. It is taking massive effort to shower or get ready or do the dishes or laundry or anything. I find myself hoping that I’ll die in labor because I don’t want to go on anymore but I don’t want to take it out on the baby.

  16. Some women with fertility issues are jealous of pregnant women without knowing how hard it is while pregnant women are wishing race through to the end of their pregnancy. The irony of life. Only if people knew HOW HARD PREGNANCY CAN BE

  17. Everything you stated I been feeling and I’m in my second trimester, everyone keeps telling me why do I hate my baby but I don’t I just feel so disconnected with my pregnancy like you stated. I decided to get help because I’m not enjoying my pregnancy like everyone said I would and I want to be able to be the best mom to my child. Thank you for this video it helped me better understand what I’m feeling and know that I’m not the only one going through this. I Know I can get through this now.

  18. Thank you for this video. I am 18 weeks and have been trying to get by but need to admit I’m not well now. It’s all so terrifying.

  19. Thanks for this video. Very helpful.

  20. Girl you are so brave for posting this video!! I know it’s a little old now, but I am just now seeing it because I just did a search on depression/anxiety during pregnancy. And this video popped up. I watched others but they didn’t quite do the trick. You’re explaining quite a few of the exact same symptoms I am having. I’m now almost 13 weeks pregnant and it’s like ever since I got pregnant, each day just gets worse. I’m terrified that I’m stuck like this. I quit going to work and it’s just gotten really bad for me but I am scared to take medication so I’m trying to push myself to do exercise and other things that will help. This is my first pregnancy so has a lot to do with what having this child will change. How will it effect my relationship? How will it change me as a person? Will I be a good mother? Can we financially have this child?….. the thoughts are nonstop. I rarely ever have a good day anymore. My anxiety is crippling and makes me feel like I can’t even go to family members homes. Most places I go I feel like I am in a bubble separated from all things real. And I panic and start to have an attack but at the same time I feel soooo dreadful and just doomed and EXHAUSTED. It makes me feel like I’m physically tipping over sideways. I can’t begin to explain it. I’ve struggled with anxiety here and there throughout my life, but this is absolutely horrid.
    Thank you for posting this video, you have made me realize that I’m not alone and I’m not crazy!! I hope things are going good for you now girly❤️

  21. …… when you talked about sitting on the floor of the shower…… that's a daily for me….. thank you for this video it really helps.

  22. This was so helpful thanks so much! I have been feeling like that throughout my pregnancy but have been too worried to take medications I still am not sure I can but I feel better knowing I'm not just crazy or the world isn't caving in around me it's just the hormonal changes. I have three anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder that are all on the severe end of the scale so it has been extremely difficult but also an incredible blessing to be pregnant 🙂

  23. I am struggling with all of this right now… it’s so hard.

  24. Thank you for posting this. You are so brave to share with others and spread the word so we don't feel so alone! I am currently 8 months and have really struggled with anxiety and depression in this pregnancy. It has probably not helped by having so many physical symptoms with this particular pregnancy, nor being in a high stress job. I experienced it a decade ago badly but then got a lot better after extensive CBT, aside from mild to moderate anxiety during different points. Now pregnancy symptoms and hormones seem to have set it off again and its like I have forgot all those strategies from years before. I am getting back into therapy. Thank you again for posting this. It made me feel not so alone today.

  25. My fear is that I’m going to suffer even after pregnancy. I think constant headaches have caused my depression plus I have anxiety attacks some days. I’m very disconnected with this pregnancy and my two other kids I already have.

  26. I am 20 weeks pregnant and every day seems harder ☹

  27. I relate to this sooo much. Thank you for this.

  28. Thank you so much for speaking out. I'm currently going through the EXACT same things you have expressed. I have a severe anxiety disorder plus a chronic illness that makes walking difficult…and I'm 7 months pregnant. I recently began to feel suicidal and very scared and ashamed of these feelings since all I have known is that being pregnant is a blessing snd that I'm supposed to be happy. I'm extremely ill all the time, I feel lightheaded, weak, nauseous, I vomit every day and it just feels like the worst flu ever. A never ending flu.
    I am currently receiving help and seeing a therapist but I can relate to you when you said this was the most difficult time in your life. It certainly feels that way for me.
    I'm so glad to see that you came out the other side.
    Thanks again.💕

  29. Thanks for sharing this I am currently few month pregnant 🤰 and I know have some insight about this issues.

  30. did situations trigger your depression? e.g. a fight with family/friend?

  31. did you worry about what effect the stress would do to the baby, I'm pregnant and I'm terrfied that my anxiety will harm the baby! 💕

  32. I just found your channel ! I'm absolutely inspired by you, you truly give me hope !! Thank you ..

  33. I haven't seen a video about this, but I definitely experienced this. I had panic disorder before getting pregnant, but it was VERY mild. I had maybe 1 panic attack every month or two. While I was pregnant and directly after I had panic attacks all the time. I would get dizzy if I even stood up. I gained 80 lbs while pregnant because all I did was stress eat. I also went through my pregnancy without my son's father, who is still absent, which made things so much more stressful. Thank you for sharing this story ❤️ I love your channel. Now recovering from agoraphobia myself, your videos are so relatable and raw.

  34. Thank you so much for this video. You are so strong! You give people hope ! ❤️

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