I have been depressed 4 times in my life, 2 of those times were pretty bad but short-lived as the help I sought and received meant I came through it relatively quickly and I consider myself lucky on that score. Because of my experiences I tend to be quite aware of changes in me and I try hard to take action as soon as possible and usually know all the right things to do, the things that suit me.
Looking back I was extremely 'down' when pregnant with my son but it was years later that I realised that I was probably depressed and it wasn't simply a culmination of how hard I found it being pregnant.
This time... I'm 'okay', nothing scary is going on, but I'm a totally different person to a few weeks ago. When I describe how I feel it ticks quite a few of the Black Dog boxes. I am trying, and am going to continue to try, to do the usual stuff to turn things around, but because I feel sh*t permanently so am right off exercise, and can't go out eating and/or drinking/dancing etc like I'd usually like to, my go-to pick-me-ups aren't readily available. I must persevere though.
I just wondered whether anyone else had experienced similar, and if/how they tackled it. It would just be nice to know I'm not the only one as none of my parent friends have ever indicated they've had any depression in pregnancy. Thanks!