Depression in Pregnancy

Depression during pregnancy is a medical condition that leads to feeling sad most of the time or losing interest in things you like to do. It can affect you emotionally on how you feel and think.

Proper medical intervention is required to take care of this condition. If depression remains untreated, it can affect both the child's and mother's health. 

 

Causes 

There is no specific cause that leads to depression. Hormonal and chemical changes in the body affect the part of the brain that controls moods and emotions. 

Genes and family history can be other causes of depression

 

Symptoms

Some of the signs to look for are:

  • Feeling sad most of the time for no reason

  • Socially Inactive

  • Cut off with friends and relatives

  • Lose interest in daily activities

  • Frequent mood swings

 

How to prevent it?

Depression in expecting and new mothers can be prevented by regular counseling sessions.

Eating a healthy diet, sleeping carefully, staying positive, meditating, and being happy help prevent depression. 

Consult your gynecologist at Felix hospital for any issues related to the female health condition.