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How can I treat depression while pregnant?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
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