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BABY ON WAY, WHY AM I FEELING SO SAD?!

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Women's Health

BABY ON WAY, WHY AM I FEELING SO SAD?!

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Up to 23% of all pregnant women may have depression during their pregnancy. Normally, this is due to the biological and emotional changes you experience.1

 

Emotions of being anxious, feeling down or feeling a little sad, are all normal feelings during pregnancy and are experiences by many mum-to-be(s). Those feeling might stay for couple of weeks or even extend till after baby birth, this is what we call postpartum depression.2

But remember, being depressed doesn’t mean that you’ve done anything wrong. There’s nothing unusual about having different, sometimes scary or concerning thoughts when you are expecting a new baby.2, 3

You can do some things that help this feeling go away. Simple tips include getting some rest and trying to sleep as much as you can.  Show your feeling and ask your partner, family and friends to help. Also, try spending some time out in family and friends gathering.2

 

If you feel down, overwhelmed or don’t feel like your usual self, refer to your health care professional for consultation as soon as possible.1, 3

References:

1.       What Do You Want to Know About Pregnancy? Available at:  https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy#symptoms Last accessed: 21/06/2019

2.       Your health pregnancy & baby care guide. Available at https://www.aetnabetterhealth.com/pennsylvania/assets/pdf/health-and-wellness/extra-programs/abhpa-baby-book.pdf Last accessed: 21/06/2019

3.       Having a baby. NSW Health. Available at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/MCFhealth/Publications/having-a-baby.pdf Last accessed: 21/06/2019