What every woman should know about antepartum depression

antepartum depression is depression during pregnancy

1 in 5 women will have antepartum depression

symptoms include

– Persistent sadness – Difficulty concentrating – Sleeping too much or too little – Loss of interest in activities you typically enjoy – Anxiety – Feelings of guilt or worthlessness – Change in eating habits – Recurring thoughts of death, suicide, or hopelessness

antepartum depression is almost more dangerous than postpartum depression because it is often chalked up to pregnancy hormones.

But since the baby is still 100% dependent on the mother's body for its nutritional needs, it suffers when her health does, and that includes mental health.

If left untreated, antepartum depression can lead to premature birth, low birth weight, and developmental problems.

antepartum depression can be treated!