Our expert says:
Firstly you need to consult your gynae or dr because I suspect that you are suffering from pregnancy blues! This depression could be partly due to the changes in hormone levels we experience during pregnancy. Secondly I urge you to consult a clinical dietitian ASAP (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area) so that she/he will work out a balanced diet which will either help you lose a bit of weight or not gain more AND also provide sufficient nutrients for your developing baby. Also ask the gynae or dr what kind of exercise you are allowed to do without upsetting the pregnancy (e.g. walking or swimming, etc), because regular exercise in the fresh air will help you to control your weight and make you feel less depressed because you will be producing endorphins (natural chemicals) in your body that help to counteract depression. It may also be a good idea to consult a clinical psychologist (ask the dr to refer you) because you need help to work through this unexpected pregnancy and your fear of gaining weight and having people see you. I am going to take a bet with you, that everyone who does see you will not even thing about weight gain, but congratulate you that you are pregnant. "When is the baby due? Is it a boy or girl?" Those are the questions people are going to ask you, and they won't even think about how much you may or may not weigh.
Don't do anything drastic and don't hurt this baby. I have often heard that these unwanted babies that make their mothers weep buckets of tears during pregnancy, turn into the delight of their lives once they are born. Just imagine, this baby has the potential to become a great artist or scientist or a loving human being - give it a chance.
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Do the right thing and get help ASAP
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