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Depression and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Find out how to spot the signs of depression in pregnant women and new mothers

Managing your emotions during and after pregnancy is hard enough, thanks to the hormonal takeover happening in your body. But for some women, it’s more serious than simple mood swings.

“Routine screening for depression both in pregnancy and post-partum populations actually reduces the prevalence of depression,” says OhioHealth psychiatrist Dr. Meghan Schabbing. This screening includes a scale for new mothers to determine who is at risk for depression, and who is already suffering from it.

Watch this interview with Dr. Schabbing to learn what to watch for, including difficulty at work or with relationships and expressions of hopelessness.

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