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depression...

I use to have horrible depression, and I use to cut. last night my depression hit hard. I haven't cut or thought about it for about a year & a half. but last night I imagined cutting again, I wanted the pain & the relief of it. NO I did not cut, I went straight to sleep but me having that thought while being pregnant scares me. it's depression normal? does any other of you ladies have it?
I'm not doing this for attention, I needed to let it out. please dont judge.
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You really need to talk to your dr about this, maybe you should be on medication, Sertraline is the safest for pregnancy, I've been taking it the whole pregnancy.  The affects of being so depressed are bad for baby.  Oh yes depression is normal during pregnancy.
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Depression is definitely normal during pregnancy because of all the extra hormones you are producing. You need to talk to your doctor ASAP and let them know you have a history of depression, this way they can put you on meds. Your depression might also get worse after you give birth so do something about it now. This way the meds will be in your system and working by then. The stress and depression isn't just bad for you, it's bad for baby as well.
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