Pregnancy Depression

Are You Suffering From Antepartum Depression?

Photo credit Anywhere from 14 to 23 percent of pregnant women experience depression (known as antepartum depression), while an estimated 5 to 25 percent experience depression after they give birth (known as postpartum depression). Depression is a mental illness marked by strong negative emotions — including sadness, loss of interest, and hopelessness — that interfere […]

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Recognizing and Treating Depression During Pregnancy

Photo credit It’s not easy being blue — especially when everyone around you thinks you’re feeling rosy. The truth is, pregnancy depression is common, effecting between 14 and 23 percent of expecting women. And it’s no wonder women are even more susceptible to depression when they’re expecting: Surging hormones coupled with stress, anxiety and societal […]

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How to spot the warning signs of depression in pregnancy

Photo credit While most of us have heard of postnatal depression affecting mum’s ability to care for her new born, yet depression in pregnancy is more common than the postnatal kind. Feeling down in the dumps? Here are the signs to look for. It’s a time when everyone expects you to be ‘glowing’, yet if […]

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Depression during pregnancy

Photo credit KEY POINTS Depression is a medical condition that needs treatment to get better. If you’ve had depression before, you’re more likely than other women to have depression during pregnancy. If you’re taking an antidepressant and find out you’re pregnant, don’t stop taking it without talking to your health care provider first. Talk to […]

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Depression in pregnant women and mothers: How it affects you and your child

Photo credit Depression is an illness that affects the way people think, act and feel. About 6% of women will experience depression at some point in their lives. This number increases to about 10% (1 in 10) for women who are pregnant. Women are more at risk of depression while they are pregnant, and during […]

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Depression in pregnancy

Photo credit It’s natural to feel emotional when you’re pregnant. But if you’re feeling sad more than you’re feeling happy you may have antenatal depression. What is antenatal depression? Antenatal depression is when you feel sad all the time for weeks or months during your pregnancy. The condition can vary from mild to severe and […]

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Why More Women Are Becoming Depressed During Pregnancy

Photo credit Young women today are 50 percent more likely to experience prenatal depression than their mothers were in the 1990s. Here’s how to recognize the signs. When Lucy Howard was pregnant with her second child, she felt like she was walking through fog. “It was a struggle to get up most [days]… I would […]

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Why We Need to Talk About Depression During Pregnancy

Photo credit When Sepideh Saremi, 32, started crying frequently and feeling moody and tired during her second trimester of pregnancy, she just chalked it up to shifting hormones. And, as a first-time mother, her unfamiliarity with pregnancy. But as the weeks went on, Saremi, a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, noticed a spike in her anxiety, […]

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Depression During Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Photo credit Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but for many women this is a time of confusion, fear, stress, and even depression. According to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), between 14-23% of women will struggle with some symptoms of depression during pregnancy. Depression […]

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Study provides insight into health risks facing new mothers

Photo credit African-American women undergo more physical “wear-and-tear” during the first year after giving birth than Latina and white women, a consequence that may have long-lasting health effects, according to a study of a diverse group of more than 2,400 low-income women. The study in today’s (Friday, Dec. 14) American Journal of Perinatology involved women […]

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