Mental Health

Is it normal to be sad before baby comes?

I’m 19 and 37 weeks pregnant with my first baby. At the beginning of my pregnancy, I was put on an antidepressant, which seems to be helping me. However, I’m overwhelmed lately between fighting with my bf and being around my toxic mother. I have a few friends since becoming pregnant. I’m not working and In college at the moment. I’ve tried to get back to work; however, people don’t want to hire a pregnant person, but I do plan on going back to work after the baby comes. Due to this I’ve become sad and want to cry all the time. Everything irritates me, and I’m so uncomfortable being that I’m so pregnant. Is being sad before delivery normal? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I have been struggling with postpartum: Advice?

I have been dealing with postpartum depression and am finding it really hard to cope lately with life and have been very overwhelmed. I have spoken with my doctor, and I’m trying to find the right antidepressant to take. The first one (bupropion) made me very irritable and short-tempered with my children, which I am NEVER like that with them. I don’t really have a great support system. My husband just thinks it’s a state of mind, and I can change without medication. At first, it worked. I changed my mindset and only needed meds for less than a year. I had a miscarriage fell back into depression, then got pregnant two months later and was able to pull out of that a little bit. Now, it’s all coming back, and I’m at a loss. I guess I’m looking for positive words, experiences of others, maybe some hope? Everything is just so dark. Sorry for the long post. Thank you for reading this. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Eating Disorder Pregnancy

I Battled My Way Through an Eating Disorder and Finally Got the Second Child I Always Wanted

A mom writes in with her story of motherhood. After having her first child at 17, she and her new husband struggled to conceive for more than a year. Instead, though, she developed an eating disorder. This is the story of how she overcame those hardships and went on to find her happy ending. We reached out to the robust Mamas Uncut Facebook community and asked to hear stories from real moms about their experiences. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Our goal is to share these stories (anonymously, if the author so chooses) with our community as a reminder that we are not alone in either our joys or struggles. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: After Trying to Have a Baby for 10 Years, I Finally Had One… And That’s When Things Got Really Hard Anonymous community member writes: Hello. I’m 32 years old and happily married for the last 2 1/2 years. I became a mom for the 1st time at 17 to my beautiful, wonderful daughter. She changed me in so many ways for the best and still does to this day. We have the best bond ever. She is now 15. I met my husband in 2012, and he …

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Mom Suffering Through Postpartum Depression

I Have Postpartum Depression, and My Medication Isn’t Helping. What Should I Do?

A mom struggling through postpartum depression is worried that the medication prescribed to her isn’t working. She wants to know if other moms have gone through the same situation, and if so, what they did to battle through the depression. Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers. Let’s hear from the community! A member of the Mamas Uncut Facebook community asks: “I’m 2 weeks postpartum and have been diagnosed with postpartum depression. I’ve been prescribed Celexa, but it doesn’t seem to be helping at all. I’ve been on it for a week. I’m so nervous I can not care for my baby. I am having my mother and grandmother do most of the care for her. What else can I do to help with this intense fear and anxiety?” – Mamas Uncut Community Member Members of the community swooped in with some very good advice to consider. Take a look at a few of the suggestions below. Give the Medication More Time “Give it a little more time. It takes a few weeks …

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