Pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy for most women. It’s also a period of great physical, mental and emotional upheaval, which is why doctors have cautioned women for years about the dangers of postpartum depression.
Now, an increasing number of Ob/Gyns are advising pregnant women to be on the lookout for similar symptoms before the baby comes.
“Most new moms are vigilant about looking for postpartum depression, but not as many watch for antepartum depression, which is a mood disorder that occurs during pregnancy,” says David Jaspan, DO, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Einstein Healthcare Network. “Fortunately, we’re starting to better understand, diagnose and raise awareness about it.”Read More