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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you control depression during pregnancy?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Hormones do a lot of wacky things to women in pregnancy...Depression can improve or worsen. Some meds are not helpful to the baby ...But you still need help. .Craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture/chinese medicine can have amazing effects and are all safe during pregnancy. They can all treat depression during pregnancy (and even if not pregnant).
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Also discuss your symptoms and concerns with your ob. You do not have to "just live with it".

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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.

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