Offering Support in Depression

Today we have a post from Ryan about how he offered support when his wife (Tanya) battled depression as she suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). 

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Depression is never easy and often those not involved are also affected but often over-looked. When my wife was pregnant with our second child it became clear that she was depressed. She had all reason to be happy but at the same time she also had reason to be very depressed. My wife suffers from extreme morning sickness and her diet during pregnancy becomes very restricted. On top of that she had severe vomiting even to the point of vomiting blood. All this plus the usual difficulties of pregnancy made the pregnancy very challenging.

She had to always be reassured that everything would work out even at times it seemed almost impossible. It took a lot of selfless effort to keep at it day and night. I was often reminding her of God’s love…

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