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03/02/2014 at 10:09
03/02/2014 at 10:11
I found it really hard to sit and talk to someone, I would just keep smiling and play it down. Write it down. Exactly what you just said to us, write it down and show her. xxx
03/02/2014 at 10:13
Thank you C, I find it very difficult to get across how I feel so maybe I will write it down. The problem is I've been trying to pretend for so long it's become second nature- I'm getting quite good at it!
03/02/2014 at 10:16
Oh hun have a huge hug. I was diagnosed fairly early on but didnt need medication so it was fairly mild. Admitting you feel this way and asking for help is a huge step so well done. Your hv will probably re-do your depression scale questionnaire and you will go from there. As soon as i started talking to my hv i burst into tears and out it all came. Dont hold back - tell her exactly how you feel xx
03/02/2014 at 10:18
Yes I used to keep it all in too. I felt like i was wearing a mask. Everyone else thought i was super mum, always happy, organised and in control but behind closed doors i just sat and cried, feeling totally useless and out of control x
Mine wasn't depression, more anxiety. I was put on anti-depressants when B was 9 months old. I printed off a fb conversation I had with a friend and showed the HV, then the GP xx
03/02/2014 at 10:22
Thanks both of you I will write it down and show her when she comes around. I know a lot of it is down to my feelings on his birth and I have got a birth reflections appt next week so I hope that will help, I've never filled out a questionnaire what is that?
03/02/2014 at 10:26
The Edinburgh test, there would be a copy online but your HV will have one too. My OH took it the other day as he has been depressed. Then they score you based on your answers x
03/02/2014 at 10:44
Oh ok I've never done one, hopefully she will do it this afternoon then
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