Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

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Anxiety and depression are fairly common during pregnancy, but can often go undiagnosed, since the symptoms can easily be confused with the general mood changes that often affect mums-to-be.

If you’re feeling down most of the time, are experiencing a severe lack of energy or have a history of depression – it’s well worth speaking to a doctor.

Our GPs can talk through your symptoms and recommend an effective course of treatment that’s safe for you and your baby.

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What Causes Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy?

Your body is flooded with hormones during the course of your maternity, which can play havoc with your mood. While most women will experience mood changes, in some cases mums-to-be will experience severe depression and anxiety.

Since mood changes are so common during pregnancy, more serious cases are often overlooked. But, some key signs to look out for include:
  • Being constantly down for two weeks or more
  • Not enjoying things and activities like you used to
  • A lack of energy
  • Being unable to concentrate
  • Feeling worthless
  • Problems sleeping
  • Constant irritability
  • Excessive worrying
  • Suicidal thoughts

However, anxiety and depression can present themselves in a variety of ways, so if you’re concerned about any mood changes you’ve experienced, it’s recommended that you speak to a doctor.

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Treating Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

Since untreated anxiety and depression can have a range of negative effects on both mother and baby – it’s vital to seek medical advice if you’re worried about any mood changes you’re going through.

There are a range of safe and effective ways to treat anxiety and depression during pregnancy, which include medication, therapy and self-help advice.

If you’re concerned about mood changes you’ve gone through since becoming pregnant, don’t delay – speak to a doctor today.

Our doctors can discuss your symptoms, diagnose cases of depression and anxiety and get you the help you need to start feeling better:

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