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depression

Okay so I've had issues with depression way before becoming pregnant. And now being pregnant I of course cannot take my meds. Has anyone else dealt with depression issues before/during pregnancy? No certain reason behind them, just depressed. And does it usually cause you to be more at risk for post partum depression? How can I deal with this easier? Now and once my little man is here?
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I have been very depressed my pregnancy and before just not as bad. I know for a fact I'll have ppd. But I'm seeing a therapist and hopefully that will help with after too..
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I have had depression and been on meds for about 4 years..i stopped before finding out i was pregnant as i krpt forgetting lol..im doing good but my midwife has had me under a consultant to keep an eye on me..they were happy to let me take my antidepressants at any stage..but i declined..i think im okay without..they did however say i am more at risk of postnatal depression. i didnt have this with my daughter and am hoping that i wont this time..but ive been referred for cognitive behaviour therapy as a precaution..my sister is on antidepressants and anxiety meds and has been her whole pregnany..shes due tomorrow and the drs have said the benefits outweigh the risks for her..if u start to struggle i would speak to your dr
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Being a single mother I don't really have the $$ for a therapist, so I guess I will have to get back on meds. My doc doesn't think I need to "risk" taking it while I'm pregnant because I'm not suicidal or thinking of getting rid of my baby or anything, and I'm still getting up and going to work. So I guess I'll just have to see how I'm doing once baby boy is here.
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Ive just seen your post..i live in the uk so the cbt is covered by the nhs..im a single mum too..where do u live?i dont understand much about the insurance in the us etc, but if referred by your dr would that cover it?i think if you keep feeling really low etc just keep going back to your dr..ive been on my own about 8 years and going through it again with this pregnancy and it can be tough..its why i ended up with depression i think..but my daughter is my world and we cant wait for this baby girl too..they do keep u going andd you will have the most amazing relationship with ur baby :)
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This is my second pregnancy.  I had prenatal depression the first time around and took zoloft. The doctor convinced me that the risks associated with untreated depression (low birth weight, premature birth)  were worse than those associated with taking zoloft (no known risks).  If you think you're experiencing depression, you really should discuss it with your doc.  You deserve to enjoy this special time in your life, not just suffer through it.  
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I have depression, anxiety problems and ptsd all in one, I haven't had any symptoms with my pregnancy and this is my 3rd pregnancy. I'm married and the only support I have is my husband and that is one of the main factors of my depression. I have insurance and they cover all but $20. There are risk factors the baby can have being on anti depression medications, they can have cleft palate and I know that for a fact as my friend just have birth and get daughter has it due to the medication.
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My insurance doesn't cover any therapist even if reffered by my Dr. I've had issues since I was a child with depression. It isn't any one thing certain that triggers it, I'll just feel really low for no reason. Lack motivation to get outta bed and do anything on days im off work, avoid people, even family. So I'm going to just talk to my Dr again. And even if I have to wait til my baby is born, I want to be prepared of what I may deal with until back on meds.
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