Pregnancy is a time of change. It is a time to reflect on your own life and the ways in which pregnancy will change your life. You may experience a variety of feelings. Mood changes in pregnancy are also common.
Feeling stressed during pregnancy is very common. You may be experiencing many thoughts and feelings about:
Depression and anxiety are real illnesses that can happen at any time during pregnancy. You may have feelings of emptiness or sadness. Sometimes these unhappy feelings become so difficult that you may feel overwhelmed, or may even have difficulty accepting your pregnancy.
Talk with your doctor or nurse if you experience any of these signs:
These feelings may come and go throughout your pregnancy and may be ignored and seen as part of pregnancy changes. It is also important for family members, such as partners and caregivers to be aware of the signs of depression and ways they can help you.