How Depression and Anxiety Affect Pregnancy

Approximately 1:4 people in the U.S. experience symptoms or depression or anxiety in their lifetime. Therefore, it comes at no surprise that depression and anxiety are fairly common in pregnancy. Changes that occur during pregnancy can influence symptoms of depression or anxiety. Some patients might have issues due to changes in body image due to weight gain or feel more depressed because they are now dealing with being nauseated or vomiting. Not getting enough rest due to fetal movement or limited sleeping positions because of your growing belly can also alter your mood. Watch the video for more information on how depression or anxiety can affect your pregnancy and ways to improve your pregnancy outcome!

Published by pregnancypearlswithplenty

I am a practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and Obstetrician-Gynecology who seeks to help patients with self-advocacy by expanding their knowledge and being a resource during the pregnancy process.

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