Prenatal depression: One mum-to-be started busking to ease pregnancy blues; another worked on a book

Ms Nurdiana Saad (left) drew strength from singing when she fell pregnant while Ms Alice Yu Yuebo (right) found purpose in art. PHOTOS: NURDIANA SAAD, ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Ms Alice Yu Yuebo thought she was lucky because she had a worry-free pregnancy with no morning sickness.

But around the five-month mark, she suffered from water retention so bad that she could not recognise herself in the mirror. She tried to hide her face when she had to buy flip flops five sizes larger.

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