Pregnant and Depressed

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Today as we continue the series on depression, Tanya from “God’s Character” shares some of her experiences…

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I remember being extremely excited when I found out I was pregnant. I tried on all of my clothes in front of the mirror with a pillow under them. I even dragged my husband along to purchase a maternity dress before I even got to the doctor. You can imagine how excited I was!

But a few weeks afterwards I started to feel extremely sick- the type of sick where you are sure you must be gravely ill. I went to the doctor because I was lethargic, everywhere hurt and I was nauseated all the time. I was congratulated on my pregnancy and told to take vitamins, rest, use ginger eat crackers….

I felt relieved to know that this was the pregnancy and that I was not about to die. But that feeling of relief was short lived because I started to feel even worse. I couldn’t move to go anywhere, I couldn’t tolerate scents and nothing I ate would stay down. I was throwing up more than 10 times a day until I was so weak I couldn’t stand. Many nights I would spend hours in the bathroom sitting in a chair or on the floor because moving was pointless as I would be back there in a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds…

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