Are you one of those soon-to-be-moms who had a bout of misery and panic attack when you found out you were pregnant? Did you ever feel guilty for being so unhappy about the supposedly good news? Then this article is for you. Let us find out the ‘whys’ and the ‘hows’ of pregnancy depression and how we can deal with them.
When you realize that your physical exhaustion has been too much lately, or you want to sleep more often than expected, or that you feel terrified thinking about what might happen to you and the baby, you may be experiencing prenatal depression. But be assured that you are not alone. Studies have shown that one out of ten expecting women suffer from depression at some point of their pregnancy. Generally, there is an overflow of hormones during pregnancy which may be coupled with feelings of anxiety, irritability, and chronic sadness. These emotions make pregnant women susceptible to depression, an illness that needs to be addressed.