More Than Just Pregnancy Blues
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|Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:48am|
Numerous studies have pegged the rates of prenatal depression at more than 10 percent of women, and yet the myth persists that pregnancy protects you from melancholy. And it’s a dangerous one. The lack of public conversation about prenatal depression and the fallacy of the happy, glowing mother-to-be can block women from recognizing the problem and seeking help. This is particularly true for poorer women who have less access to regular prenatal care, much less sympathetic, enlightened doctors.
Not Just the Pregnancy Blues- http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/features/2012/why_isn_t_anyone_talking_about_prenatal_depression_/pregnancy_and_prenatal_depression_are_antidepressants_the_answer_.html
Are you dealing with pregnancy depression now? How did you know that you were dealing with more than just a case of pregnancy blues? Has your doctor been supportive?