Pregnancy is marketed as a lovely time in a woman's life where she is always happy and glowing while she sashays along the shore in a sheer bohemian dress. But the reality is that pregnancy often comes with a fair amount of stress which can sometimes lead to depression. It's important for expecting parents to recognize the signs of prenatal depression.
Prenatal depression can be severe, and some women will find themselves unable to care for themselves. Thankfully, there are several ways to treat depression in expectant mothers. This can include therapy, exercise and some doctors may even recommend antidepressant medication that can be taken while pregnant.
Check out these signs of prenatal depression, and talk to a healthcare professional if you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms.