I Do Not Want to Get Postpartum Depression!
I've had people tell me that if you have a lot of love and support you wont usually get depression afterward, and this is something I have a lot of. My boy friend is so excited and in love with our little baby girl and has stuck by me and loved through out this whole pregnancy so far. My parent are excited too. I mean the first day I told them they were upset and scared for me, but they surprisingly overcame being mad and just accepted and loved me and the baby so much. So I know I have the most amazing parents right there 24/7 to support and help me. They're so loving. And my sisters and everyone else in my life has been so supportive. Despite my age, they all think ill make a great mom. (Man I hope I do!)
And as for me I am so so so happy about having this baby! A little scared, YES! I read every article and fact there is about having a baby, just to get an idea of what I've gotten into, but even though I have all this support, advice, facts, love, and so much more getting ready for this baby, I just still am scared that because of me getting depression in the past (which honestly I just hope was teenage hormone-related) as well as my anxiety problems (which I think are genetic—both my parents dealt with it, too), I just hope it doesn't affect me too badly and cause me to have depression after my baby is born.
The hospital I'm giving birth at can't take the baby out of the room I'm in unless it needs emergency care, and that doesn't count for c-section, even then I see her right away, so I just hope I can take her in my arms and just feel that connection without any problems. IDK, I just will do what it takes not to get it afterward but I don't really know if there is anything that can prevent it.
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