Pregnancy takes your mind and body through an ongoing stream of
changes. On a basic level, your body is making unusual amounts of hormones. At
certain times, this can make you feel exhausted, forgetful, or moody. On top of
that, it is normal to be preoccupied with how your body is quickly changing,
how to manage symptoms, how different your life is becoming, worry about the
pregnancy going well, finances, and keeping up with everyday life.
It is common to go through many of the following changes in a
For some women, serious
depression problems improve during pregnancy. For
others, they do not. If you find no pleasure in daily life, or suffer from a
lot of sleeplessness (insomnia), sadness, tearfulness, anxiety, hopelessness,
feelings of worthlessness and guilt, irritability, appetite change, or poor
concentration, talk to your health professional. Without treatment, mental
health problems can get in the way of a healthy pregnancy.
July 23, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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