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VIDEO: How Can I Manage My Depression While I'm Pregnant?

YourTango.com
Parenting
May 3, 2012



Dear Dr. Shosh, I've been on anti-depressants for many years and am worried about having to come off them to have a baby. Is anything safe when you're pregnant? Are there other techniques that can help me?

In this video, hypnotherapist, psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett addresses the complicated issue of how to manage your depression during pregnancy. Related: Whose Needs Should Come First: Mine Or My Kids'? VIDEO

"For each woman and couple, it's important to think about the treatment options for depression, ideally before you get pregnant," says Dr. Shosh, adding, "Depression in pregnancy can hurt everyone, including the baby, so treatment of some kind is essential." She suggests working with a psychiatrist who has the specialized clinical expertise you need.

Want more advice? Check out the video above.

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