Dear Dr. Shosh, I've been on anti-depressants for many years and am worried about having to come off them to have a baby. Is anything safe when you're pregnant? Are there other techniques that can help me? Whose Needs Should Come First: Mine Or My Kids'?
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"For each woman and couple, it's important to think about the treatment options [for depression], ideally before you get pregnant," says Dr. Shosh, adding, "Depression in pregnancy can hurt everyone, including the baby, so treatment of some kind is essential." She suggests working with a psychiatrist who has the specialized clinical expertise you need.
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