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how can i treat depression while pregnant?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depression: Of course, this will differ for every person, but the important thing is that it can be treated during pregnancy. For some this will mean adjusting or changing meds. For some, it may mean seeing a therapist or counselor. Your OB can help to coordinate care. Some patients find their symptoms better during pregnancy, but some do not.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Complex : Depression during pregnancy is correlated with negative neonatal and postpartum outcomes. There are safer antidepressants to use during pregnancy. Please discuss with your obstetrician and psychiatrist. The rare likelihood of neonatal pulmonary hypertension needs to be weighed against not treating your depression. Counseling can help, but depression is a biological disease not just a bad mood.

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What precautions must I take if my wife is pregnant with multiples?

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No alcohol or stress: Avoid her getting over tired or lifting heavy objects. Be as helpful & supportive as you can and avoid imparting any negative feelins about having a multiple birth pregnancy. Please treat her like royalty and don't share concerns about any negative impact on the family such as increased financial impact of educating mulitiple children. Good luck.
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When must a newly pregnant mom seek professional medical treatment?

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got my IUD march 23 and I got on the pills 4 1week and I cnt get pregnant wats wrong?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Birth Control (?): If you got an iud on 3/23...That's birth control, you're not likely to get pregnant. If you took ocps for a week and can't get pregnant, good!....They're not made for fertility..... So, if you want birth control, you don't need pills, your iud should suffice. If you want to get pregnant, schedule an appt with your doc & get some seriously well-needed information. Take care of yourself.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What's the best thing to do to get pregnant?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Education: Have intercourse on the days before, during and after ovulation (day 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) use a pregnancy kit to know when you are ovulating. After sexual activity, stay in bed with couple of pillows under your pelvis for 30 minutes. Have your partner eat healthy and exercise eat healthy, avoid alcohol and tobacco, exercise, take prenatal vitamins. Consult with your OB for advice and if religious, pray.
A 20-year-old female asked:

I have ben having prgenancy signs. -can you help me figure out if im pregnant?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Test: Symptoms of pregnancy include: no menses, fatigue, breast swelling, nausea, vomitng. Although these symptoms are suspcious the best thing to do is get a home pregnancy test. They are easy to get, inexpensive and reliable.

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