Pregnancy and Depression: iVillage Community

Pregnancy can make you vulnerable to emotional swings, caused not only by hormones and physical change, but psychological change, too. Bouts of depression may increase during pregnancy. Much depends on what the emotional meaning of the pregnancy is for you, how you deal with your body image during this period, the state of your support system, and of course, how well you take care of yourself physically and emotionally, throughout the course of your pregnancy. If you're grappling with depression, the Pregnancy & Depression message board is a place to meet other women who will understand how you are feeling.

If you've never participated in message board before, you'll be surprised by how easy it is to get answers to your questions from experienced moms. You don't need to be an iVillage member to read messages, but if you want to post, just click on the "join now" link at the very top right hand corner of the message board page. Membership is free and it just takes a few minutes to sign up.

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