Is it normal to feel depressed or overwhelmed when nearing to your Edd?

Hi mummies, lately I have been feeling very restless. Like I just want to laze all day. I’m currently at my 29 weeks and I feel super lazy to go to work. The thoughts of going to work scares me. As I’m working an environment in f&b industry, i am constantly walking and it tired me out. But also, if I skipped work, I feel super emotional that I’m not doing my best for my little one, and the feeling gets overwhelmed. Can I stop having this feeling? Even my hubby can’t console me well. :(

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There is a lot going on and we are not robots, I've taken a few cheat days where I don't chiong as hard at work and just cruise for the day. Is your work supportive of your pregnancy? If you tell your manager your current routine tires you out would you be able to switch out tasks, or temporarily change to a half-day arrangement? Maybe you can make take a small "vacation" to switch your mindset Eg explore a new part of Singapore on your next off day, or wake up earlier to pamper yourself with a good breakfast before work to perk yourself up. Hang in there! Just a few more weeks to go!

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7mo ago

Thank you for the advise and concern. My current job is a family business and current lack of manpower. There are times whereby my legs get super swollen and I have sciatica. I will just sit at the counter and handle the customer’s payment. But know we lack of manpower. I will go extra miles and help out, doing serving walking here and there. So it’s more on being selfless but end of the day, I will regret as my whole body will tend to ache a lot while I lie down or in a sleeping position hence I don’t get good rest as well. I will try to focus on my little one and myself and put the baby as my 1st priority. Thank you dear!

Hi! It’s Normal to feel overwhelmed during this time I assumed. I’m having my first baby and I’m on my 38th week. I feel that you should put you and yourself first and take a break. I have this habit of worrying about work and it’s really not healthy in terms of your mental health. Don’t ever think you’re not doing your best. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your baby :)

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7mo ago

Thank you mummy. This post means a lot to me ♥️

You r not alone mummy. FTM here and on my 35 week. Even though I’m WFH, work keeps piling up because my boss knows I’m going away soon and wants me to clear as much as possible. I feel so exhausted everyday and emotional too. Give urself a break when needed. I tried to manage it by shutting down at latest 7pm. Like other mummies advised, put urself n baby first.

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7mo ago

Hello mummy, thank you for your well concern. I hope you give yourself a break too. Thank you for your advise. I love how you shut yourself at a certain timing to give yourself a proper rest and being mindful towards your baby. WFH is definitely not easy task as well. Knowing you have to sit all day, it’s super dreadful and exhausting, Jia you mummy! Wish you have a smooth delivery towards the end!

exact same feelings i had but my advise is to just focus on yourself and your baby. its our main priority. dont think that you are not doing enough for you little one. im sure he or she is proud enough of how strong his or her mummy is. hang it there soon it will be over :)

7mo ago

Thank you mummy for the concern and the reminder, there are times we are swamped with work. We tend to forget our main priority. Thank you for making me feel like I’m worth, there are times I can be quite negative maybe it’s just a pregnancy hormones or perhaps this is my first child, I tend to get nervous and make sure everything goes smoothly. Trying hard not to be hard on myself. Thank you for making me feel better once again, you too hang it there dear!