Okay, so I understand that going to a therapist is going to be my main source of finding a “cure” but that’s not in the cards right now. Anyway, I have three kids (two bonus, and one of my own) and one on the way. After I found out I was pregnant for our fourth child it has become exponentially worse and I don’t have any idea how to fix it. But I am beyond exhausted all the time. I barely make it to work, hardly have any energy to take care of our kids and most days, do the bare minimum to keep them alive and kicking. I hardly clean-I don’t have the energy. I feel like such a failure and I am so ashamed of the things that I let slide. But I don’t know the first place to try to fix my situation.
I felt that way when I was pregnant with my 3rd. I was so exhausted and woke up with dread every day. It seemed to lift once I had my baby so I must have had antenatal depression. Hopefully you’ll get more energy once baby is born. Also, are your iron levels ok? Mine were low so that didn’t help. Don’t feel bad for doing the bare minimum. The only reason I took my my kids out was because I couldn’t stomach being home with them all day! Good luck
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