Introduction:

Throughout this site, you will learn that...

  • Depression is an illness that will affect from 20%-25% of all women at some point in their lives

  • Untreated depression can lead to a number of health and relationship problems, including pregnancy complications

  • Symptoms of depression include 2 weeks or more of depressed mood or loss of pleasure in usual activities as well as three or more of the following:
- sleep problems
- appetite problems
- inability to concentrate
- excessive feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- thoughts of suicide
- fatigue/loss of energy
- extreme restlessness.
  • Depression is treatable; proper treatment can relieve symptoms of depression in up to 80% of the cases

  • There are many treatment options available, including medications that are safe and effective during pregnancy and breastfeeding