Pay attention to if you are feeling abnormally depressed, sad or despondent for more than a day or two at a time. It is normal to be overly emotional due to pregnancy hormones, but if it lasts too long and you stay in bed feeling sad and helpless it might be more than just a case of the downers.
The best thing you can do if you start to feel sad or down while pregnant, is to simply do what you can to nip it in the bud and get out of the funk. There are a lot of things you can do to fight off feelings of depression if you just do it! Here are 5 suggestions to fight depression while pregnant.
1) Talk About It
Talk to someone, your mom, your husband, a sibling or a good friend.
Sometimes you just need to vent and to have a shoulder to lean on. Don’t worry, they will not judge you and will more than likely be happy to hear you out and help cheer you up!
2) Rest and Relaxation
Pregnancy can be exhausting, both physically and mentally so it is important to get a good nights sleep and give yourself plenty of me time for relaxing activities.
Get enough rest and you will feel fresher and happier throughout your pregnancy.
3) Keep Active
It is important to have a healthy and active lifestyle during your pregnancy.
Many activities will not only be healthy and keep you too occupied to be depressed, but they can be calming or even create great pregnancy memories as well. Such activities as scrapbooking, journaling, blogging, knitting, meditation, walking, reading and painting are all great activities while pregnant to keep you active.
4) Maintain your Relationship
Don’t get too caught up in your pregnancy and forget that you are still in a relationship.
Spend quality time with your significant other. Try to have meaningful conversations and interactions daily to keep the connection and the love alive.
Remember, not only is he your significant other, but he is your best support system and the father of your future child.
5) Professional Help
If nothing else works to get you out of your depression funk, then you may want to see a doctor or psychologist that can help you to deal with it.
It is best to avoid taking any anti-depressants while pregnant, so hopefully a doctor or psychologist will be able to treat it naturally.