Why Do Some Women Get Depressed In Pregnancy?

Depression In Pregnancy

Pregnancy depression is a widespread problem, and most women go through it at some point during their expecting period, and most face it after delivery.

Pregnancy can affect your mental health in reaction to the chemical imbalance in the brain, which causes mood swings, insomnia, and impaired thinking and functioning.

When society puts pressure on pregnant women with changing hormones, it causes stress and anxiety, leading to depression. It can affect any woman of any race, culture, and age, and they must not hesitate to ask for help because there is no shame in it. The well-being of the mother and child is the most important thing.

It is advised to be gentle and kind to pregnant women and show them that you understand their condition and are willing to support them.

Let’s find out the reasons why depression can happen to pregnant women:

If you have battled with depression and anxiety before or your family has a background with depression, there are many chances to cause you depression in your expecting period.

If you are struggling with stress factors like grief over a lost one, destructive relationships, financial crises, frequent arguments with loved ones, it can all add to the disturbance of your mental health and lead you to depression.

If you have a fear of losing your baby due to any reason or a miscarriage that happened in the past or if you and your baby’s health is not well, it can cause severe stress and trigger depression because you’re constantly in fear.

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If you didn’t plan your pregnancy, it could also lead to depression because you’re not ready to become a mother and maintain a considerable responsibility. 

If you have diabetes or a thyroid problem, it can cause you depression. Your hormones get a severe imbalance in these diseases and take a toll on your mental health. If you also have PMS, it is possible that you can have depression.

If you are a smoker or a drug abuser or have been one, it can lead you to depression which is one of the many reasons you should let go of it.

Pregnancy depression turns out to be bad for some women that they become unable to prioritize their health and the well-being of their baby, which leads to severe complications. But it can be diagnosed and treated effectively, so there’s nothing to worry about. 

The most effective treatment is talking therapies, either with a friend, partner, or a professional. Antidepressants are practical too and may not cause you any harm but are you advised to consult with your doctor and not take any medications independently.

You can either switch to activities, therapy sessions, meeting people, spending time with loved ones or take medications-it all depends on you how you want to treat it, and your doctor would be willing to help you out with choosing.

Did you ever face pregnancy depression? If yes, what were your symptoms? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.

Until Next Time,

Team Doctor ASKY!


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