Pregnancy After Depression

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Veronica - May 3

Can you get pregnant and is it safe after depression?

 

Justine - May 4

Veronica - Depression should not alter your ability to get pregnant. It is safe if you feel ready but best to stay off anti-depression drugs. Maybe you should talk to your doctor or a counsellor.

 

Maleficent - May 4

i had bad post partum depression after my last baby. getting pregnant again was scary because i'm worried that the same thing will happen. getting some counciling has really helped. i've cut back medication during pregnancy and plan to cut it out by my last trimester, but i know i can go back on it after the baby if things get bad again. it's important to continue treatment during pregnnacy. baby deserves a healthy momma, and you deserve to be healthy too.

 

tehProgamer - May 4

nope, especially if the depression will affect your diet and sleeping habits, but if the depression really is cured/ a thing of the past then you can go ahead with your pregnancy ^_^

 

Jena - May 4

You can get pregnant and will just need to be monitored more closely, especially for post-partum depression. If you are on meds you will probably have to cut back (although there are some that are deemed okay by many doctors) - but my doctor told me that if things got too rough for me that I could go back on meds because it's more important for me to be able to take care of myself and my babies then to suffer in sadness! Just be aware that your depression can come back and watch out for it - if you are familiar with it, you'll know what to look for in yourself. Good luck!!!

 

D - May 4

I have had to stay on my anti-depression meds. I'm on a milder drug that my doctor says is safe. Just ask your doc! there's no guarentee even if you think you're cured that it won't come back... BUT there are ways to deal with it during pregnancy.

 

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