8 doctors weighed in:
What causes depression in pregnancy?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason.
However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc.

In brief: Many reasons
The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason.
However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We are unsure
But, hormones likely play a major role in a woman's moods before, during and after pregnancy.
There may be other causes as well. You may want to discuss your concerns with the obstetrician if you are pregnant. Sometimes, with a strong family history of depression, an increased risk of depression may be present especially around pregnancy. For that reason, the doctor may suggest some treatment.

In brief: We are unsure
But, hormones likely play a major role in a woman's moods before, during and after pregnancy.
There may be other causes as well. You may want to discuss your concerns with the obstetrician if you are pregnant. Sometimes, with a strong family history of depression, an increased risk of depression may be present especially around pregnancy. For that reason, the doctor may suggest some treatment.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Stress diathesis
Its called the stress diathesis model.
You may be vulnerable by a combination of childhood "hypervigilance" and genes. These come together in a stressful situation and culminate into a depression. The pregnancy part can be a stressor, then you feel bad about not feeling good. I would treat now as your cances of pp depression are high. Mirtazpine 15 mg at night can help insomnia and nausea too.

In brief: Stress diathesis
Its called the stress diathesis model.
You may be vulnerable by a combination of childhood "hypervigilance" and genes. These come together in a stressful situation and culminate into a depression. The pregnancy part can be a stressor, then you feel bad about not feeling good. I would treat now as your cances of pp depression are high. Mirtazpine 15 mg at night can help insomnia and nausea too.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Dr. Chevies Newman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Dep in pregnancy
Please refer to my detailed answer previously.

In brief: Dep in pregnancy
Please refer to my detailed answer previously.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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