U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

So what are the symptoms of depression in pregnancy?

5 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Same as depression: It really doesn't differ from depression in non pregnant patients. A depressed or sad mood, anhedonia (a lack of getting pleasure out of things that normally should please you), lack of sex drive, a flattened affect (meaning speach that lacks expression), and if severe thought of harming yourself or the baby.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartzanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Same as non-pregnant: Symptom of depression in pregnancy are the same as depression in non-pregnant individuals, namely, depressed mood, poor concentration, loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities, social withdrawal, guilt, low energy, sleep or appetite changes, suicidal ideation, and decreased sex drive.
Dr. David Kline
Dr. David Klineanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Seek help: If you are feeling 'the blues' or depression, there are treatments for this and not all are medicinal. 'solo time', that is time for you to do what makes you you is very important and can, by itself, often help the problem immensely. Certainly family support systems, counselors and medical intervention are also available and important resources. Do not just try to 'tough it out'.
Dr. Michael Murray
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Symptoms during pregnancy are uncommon and you should tell your doctor at your next visit, or sooner. After delivery, your symptoms are relatively common and help is certainly available as Dr. Kline points out - don't try to tough it out.
May 10, 2012
Dr. Mary Ann Block
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Balance hormones: I find that hormone imbalance usually causes depression around pregnancy. The pregnancy can also start a thyroid problem too. These should be treated by balancing the hormones or treating the thyroid rather than prescribing antidepressants.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Talk to Someone: Be sure to talk with your physician or other provider about your mood. It may be helpful for you to seek out therapy or counseling. You also want to try to have a good support system in place. Medications are sometimes considered for depression during pregnancy, but usually only in more severe cases.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Shamokin, PA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Depression during pregnancy?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can happen: Please let your gynecologist know. The two of you can determine if medications are appropriate. There are non-medication options like cognitive behavioral therapy or acupuncture to treat depression.

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 27-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.