How To Avoid Depression And Loneliness When You Have Morning Sickness

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article

Nobody wants to endure morning sickness, but that is the truth of the majority of women who become pregnant. Sure, some women only have an incident or two where they feel nauseous. Then, there are other women who feel sick until they deliver. More than likely you will fall into the group of women who get some morning sickness that tapers off by the second trimester. However, if that is not the case then it is very likely you will feel depressed and lonely. It is important for you to keep your emotions in check while pregnant and make every effort to stay centered, calm, and focused on what is going on in your life. You don’t want to allow yourself to become depressed or lonely. So, follow these tips to help keep you on target.

Tip #1 Join a Support Group

There are many support groups out there for women with morning sickness and the more severe form of morning sickness, HG. If you have this then you know it is very difficult to even leave the bathroom, much less your home. Joining an online support group is a great way to stay in touch with the outside world while getting help for your situation. You will find you feel better sharing what’s going on in your life as well as knowing what’s going on in others. You may even be able to help others, so give it a shot!

Tip #2 Get Out of the House

If you are nauseous all the time you will want to simply stay home to avoid being uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing moments. However, this is very isolating and it can be quite lonely. You don’t want to be lonely so you need to reach out to your partner, friends, and family members and explain to them how you feel and let them know how important it is for you to get out of the house sometimes. They will focus on spending time with you and taking you places where you can feel like you are not just a pregnant woman with morning sickness.

Tip #3 Talk With Your Doctor

If you are feeling lonely and depressed while you are pregnant you will want to make sure you talk to your doctor about it. Many times your doctor will be able to help you and treat your symptoms. Pregnancy should be a happy time, not a sad one, so focus on what’s good in your life and the fact that in a few short months you will be a mommy and have a little baby to care for.

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