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how common is depression during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not very: More common is what is called post part baby's blues that usually resolves without medication, or only for a short time. Depression during pregnancy usually is only present if present prior to pregnancy and often improves. Of course the situation of an unplanneor undesired pregnancy could lead to depression if not dealt with.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How common is getting depression during and after pregnancy?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Very common: Pregnancy and the post-partum time are very challenging. There is the loss of one's body to deal with along with a host of new challenges and responsibilities. There is a hormonal component to this as well and coupled with sleep loss and a very needful newborn, it is not surprising that depression can happen even with the best of circumstances and support systems.
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How long will it take for my period to start after first pregnancy?

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It varies: It can take weeks to months, but you may be able to get pregnant again before your next period comes, so be careful or have fun depending....
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I am pregnant, what things will my dentist look for?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Everything as usual: Make sure you are doing more for your oral hygiene, and stay up on your dental work so that you do not have avoidable dental concerns along the way. A good cleaning is important to get you started. Congrats with the new baby.
A 37-year-old female asked:

I wont to get pregnant but my tubes are tide an burnt?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not Likely: Tubal ligations are not 100% effective. If the tubal ligation was done at delivery it may be a little less effective. Never say never in medicine. I have a patient who became pregnant many years after her tubal ligation. It is always a possibility although not as likely.Tubal ligations are generally 99% effective.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it common for depression to increase during pregnancy and want can be done for it if so?

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Dr. Charles Coleman
General Practice 25 years experience
Yes: During pregnancy your hormones are "on a roller coaster".Usually aromatherapy or exercise may help.Along with constant adulation.:).

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