SmartMomma HomeChannels - Preconception, Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, and MoreSmartMomma Baby & Pregnancy CommunitySubscribe to Our Infant Development & Pregnancy NewslettersShop SmartMomma Baby & Pregnancy!
  Due Date Calculator - Early Pregnancy Symptoms Pregnancy - SmartMomma
Pregnancy Blues: Depression in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is thought to be one of the happiest times of a woman's life, yet many pregnant women do have overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, and confusion.

The newest studies are alarming. Nearly 70% of pregnant women today feel some sort of depression in pregnancy, and of those, 12% meet the criteria for major depression.

The "pregnancy blues" is not a new phenomenon, but perhaps just not as well known and more misunderstood than postpartum depression or the "baby blues".

Why are you feeling this way, and what can you do about it? In her book, "Pregnancy Blues" with a release date of August 30, 2005, Dr. Shaila Kulkarni Misri uncovers the symptoms and causes of pregnancy-induced depression. In this book, discover:

• How to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression–and know when to seek help
• The role of female hormones: why women are more vulnerable to depression than men
• How depression can “hide” behind physical complaints, such as back, stomach, or even chest pain
• The unspoken connection between infertility and depression
• The antidepressant controversy: the facts on specific drugs, their safety–and when medication is the right choice
• Breastfeeding and medication–the risks and benefits

Also, learn how to treat depression, with techniques such as acupuncture and therapy.

One technique to help cure "pregnancy blues"? Exercise. If your doctor has given you the all clear, exercise is a wonderful way to relieve your anxiety and depression.

Find out how your baby is developing every week. Sign up for our FREE Weekly Fetal Development Newsletter. Click here!

Related Articles

Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy
I’m not glowing, what’s wrong with me!
What I Like Best About Pregnancy

  Shop SmartMomma Baby & Maternity  
Shop SmartMomma Baby & Maternity Shop SmartMomma Baby & Maternity
All Pregnancy Articles
Health And Nutrition
During pregnancy, your body needs your full attention, as your baby grows and your hormones go a bit crazy. SmartMomma is here to help you with some health and nutrition advice of our own.
Labor And Delivery
After many months of pregnancy, the big day finally arrives, whether you're ready or not. Be ready for baby's entrance into the world by reading up on what you may encounter on the best day of your life. Think happy thoughts!
Planning For Baby
One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is planning for your baby's arrival. Check out SmartMomma's recommendations on baby gear, not to mention our Nursery Planner for the arrival of your little bundle. It's never too early to start planning your nursery!
Pregnancy Effects
What effects can pregnancy have on your body? From stretch marks to leaking breasts, SmartMomma uncovers the reality of pregnancy, along with the joys of feeling your baby's first movements. Discover the answers to your questions about all of the new and "interesting" things happening to your body during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Stages
Is your baby kicking yet, or just fluttering? When does he have his fingers and toes? How big is he now? Find out the answers to these questions and check out the stages of pregnancy with our Fetal Development tool.
Prenatal Fitness
The best way to prepare for the marathon of labor and to get your figure back quickly postpartum is by keeping up a fitness routine while pregnant. Ask your doctor what level of fitness is appropriate for you. The most popular methods of staying fit for pregnancy is walking and prenatal yoga.
Pregnancy can put your relationships in a vulnerable state, as your daily activities will most likely change, along with your waistline and your emotions. This can put a strain on your relationship with your partner or spouse, as well as your relationship with others. Just remember, that you are a strong, beautiful woman, deserving of the best in life. Don't forget to remind your partner of this too!
Home About UsOur Friends Join For Free UnsubscribeAll Articles Contact Us
Terms of UsePrivacy PolicyAdvertisingPress MaterialsLogin to Update Membership
©2007 Smart Momma. All rights reserved.